Research Projects in Medical Sciences

Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Titanium-Zirconium Narrow-Diameter Dental Implants: A Multicenter Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial

Faculty: German Gallucci, Dr. med. dent., PhD
Investigators: Goran Benic, DMD, research fellow; Muiz Mokti, DMD, implant resident
Funder(s): ITI Foundation

This multicenter, prospective, controlled, randomized clinical study will compare the outcomes of titanium-zirconium narrow-diameter implants and titanium regular-diameter implants. One study-implant per patient will be placed and restored with a single crown. Outcome parameters will be intraoperative time for the implant bed preparation, dimensions of the residual buccal bone and of the osseous defects immediately after the implant placement, operator’s perception of the procedure, patient’s morbidity, soft-tissue healing, radiographic marginal bone level, quantitative and qualitative measurements of the peri-implant soft tissue, implant and suprastructure survival, and rate of biological and technical complications.