A Clinical Investigation of the Rescue™ Internal Implant
Authors: Hoda Yousef, DMD, MS; Mark Khaimov, DMD; and Saul Weiner, DDS
INTRODUCTION: Immediate implant placements in molar sites have been problematic. This report describes the use of a novel dental implant placed immediately in first and second molar sites.
METHODS: Implants were inserted for 19 patients in molar sites immediately after tooth extraction. Patients were followed for 1 year post-insertion, with radiographs obtained and periodontal parameters recorded every 6 months.
RESULTS: The implant success rate was 95.24%. Esthetics generally was acceptable in the posterior quadrants. Crestal bone die-back in most cases only extended to the crest of the implant. The periodontal parameters recorded at the 6- and 12-month recalls were consistent with periodontal health.
CONCLUSIONS: Use of this novel implant system can be successful if the guidelines for its use are followed. It is best utilized by experienced implantologists.
Journal: Compendium March 2012, Volume 33, Issue 3 Published by AEGIS Communications