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Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 7     5. June 2015
Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 7  (05.06.2015)

Page 591-602, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a34076, PubMed:25918761

Three-year outcomes of Straumann Bone Level SLActive dental implants in daily dental practice: A prospective non-interventional study
Wallkamm, Beat / Ciocco, Massimo / Ettlin, Dieter / Syfrig, Benno / Abbott, William / Listrom, Robin / Levin, Barry P. / Rosen, Paul S.
Objective: The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the performance of Straumann Bone Level SLActive implants in various clinical situations in daily dental practice for up to 3 years.
Method and Materials: This was a prospective, multicenter, non-interventional study in which implants were placed within approved indications in any situation deemed suitable by the treating clinician. No implant placement or loading protocol was specified, and implants were placed according to the routine treatment protocols at each participating center.
Results: In this analysis, data were available from 342 implants in 233 patients in three countries (USA, Canada, and Switzerland). One or two implants were placed in the majority of patients (70.8% and 19.3%, respectively), mostly in the maxilla (71.3%); almost half (47.7%) were placed in the esthetic zone. Implant placement after 4 to > 16 weeks of healing was preferred in Switzerland (92.0%), while 42.0% of implants were placed immediately in the USA and Canada. A flapless procedure was performed in 25.2% of cases in the USA and Canada, compared to 0.5% in Switzerland. Cumulative implant survival and success rates after 3 years were 97.5% and 93.5%, respectively.
Conclusion: Straumann Bone Level Implants can achieve favorable outcomes and high survival rates after 3 years in daily dental practice. The survival and success rates were comparable with those achieved in formal controlled clinical trials.

Keywords: bone level implant, daily dental practice, implant success, implant survival, non-interventional study, SLActive