Stability, marginal bone loss and survival of standard and modified sand-blasted, acid-etched implants in bilateral edentulous spaces: a prospective 15-month evaluation

Karabuda Z. C., Abdel-Haq J., Arisan V.

CLINICAL ORAL IMPLANTS RESEARCH, vol.22, no.8, pp.840-849, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: Chemical modification of the already proven sand-blasted and acid-etched (SLA) implant had increased its surface wettability and consequent early-term osseointegration characteristics. The aim of this clinical trial was to compare the stability changes, success, survival, peri-implant parameters and marginal bone loss (MBL) of the early-loaded standard (SLA) and modified sand-blasted, acid-etched (modSLA) implants.