Journal of Osseointegration Journal of Osseointegration en-US <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.</p> (Cristina Calchera) (Tiziano Taccini) Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 60 A New Generation of Orthodontic retainer using 3d printing technology: clinical cases report <p>Aim In this article the fabrication and use of new type 3D printed splint of retainer after orthodontic treatments is reported. Case report Two cases, one of an adoescent female patient and the other of an adult female, are presented, describing step-by-step the clinical and laboratory procedures. The controls after 6 months are also reported. Conclusion Further randomized clinical trials are required in order to evaluate durability and efficacy and periodontal parameters in patients treated with this new type of retainer.</p> T. Doldo, L. Di Vece, E. Ferrari Cagidiaco, N. Nuti, S. Parrini, M. Ferrari, F. Carboncini ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:43:14 +0100 Functional Implant Prosthodontic Score of a one-year prospective study on three different connections for single-implant restorations <p><strong>Aim</strong> The aim of this prospective clinical trial was to analyze, using the Functional Implant Prosthodontic Score (FIPS), the clinical resultsof three different abutment-implant connections (1 hexagon vs 2 conical types) single-unit restorations after one year of clinical service. <strong>Material and methods</strong> Thirty patients were restored with cement-retained crowns on soft tissue level implants (10 TTc Windmix, 10 TTk Windmix and 10 Aadva GC) in posterior sites and followed-up for 1 year. FIPS was applied for objective outcome assessment beside clinical and radiographic examinations. Five variables were defined for evaluation, resulting in a maximum score of 10 per implant restoration. The patients’ level of satisfaction was recorded and correlated with FIPS. <strong>Results</strong> All implants and connected crowns revealed survival rates of 100% without any biological or technical complications after three years of loading. The total FIPS recorded for group 1 was 44, 43 in group 2 and 42 in group 3. The mean total FIPS score was 8.6±1.1, ranging from 6 to 10. The variable “bone” revealed the highest scores (2.0; range: 2–2), as well “occlusion” (2.0; range: 2–2). Mean scores for “design” (1.7 ±0.4; range: 1–2), “mucosa” (1.6±0.5; range: 1–2), and “interproximal” (1.5±0.6; range: 1–2) were more challenging to satisfy. The patients expressed a high level of functional satisfaction (80.5±2.5; range: 65–100). No type of connection showed to be superior to the other two. No statistically significant differences were found among the three tested groups. A significant correlation was found between FIPS and the subjective patients’ perception with a coefficient of 0.80 (P &lt; 0.0001). <strong>Conclusions</strong> The findings of the clinical trial indicated the great potential of both conical and hexagon connections and their good performance after 1 year of clinical service. FIPS showed to be an objective and reliable instrument to assess implant success.</p> E. Ferrari Cagidiaco, F. Carboncini, S. Parrini, T. Doldo, M. Nagni, N. Uti, M. Ferrari ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:40:04 +0100 Implant-retained overdenture using self-aligning and short profile attachments and palateless maxillary denture: a case report <p>Aim A case is reported of the rehabilitation of a completely edentulous patient suffering from gagging problems and with low financial resources with conventional complete dentures. Case report A 55 years old patient came to the outpatient clinic of the prosthodontics department, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University seeking for complete denture prosthesis to restore function and esthetics. He reported problems with his complete dentures as he had an exaggerated gagging reflex which interfered with upper denture wearing. Besides, his mandibular denture was unstable and poorly fitted. This patient was strongly recommended for implant prosthesis and, because of his low financial conditions, an implant overdenture was the most proper treatment. Four implants were placed in the upper arch with self-aligning attachment and two implants in the lower arch with self-aligning attachments. Conclusion Implant overdenture is a simple, easy, comfortable, effective solution for restoring edentulous patients at a low cost and&nbsp;with no need for bone augmentation procedures.</p> A. Z. Al Adl, A. E. Fayyad, M. H. Mostafa, A. A. AlSourori ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:28:11 +0100 A study to assess the bone formed around immediate postextraction implants grafted with Concentrated Growth Factor in the mandibular posterior region <p><strong>Aim</strong> Extraction of the teeth and a healing period of 4-6 months followed by implant placement is a common procedure for the treatment of teeth with bad prognosis. This study was done to assess radiographically the quantity and quality of bone formed in the region of mandibular first molar after extraction of the tooth and immediate implant placement with Concentrated Growth Factor (CGF) grafting. <strong>Materials and methods</strong> A total of 10 subjects were selected for this prospective study. Extraction of mandibular first molars was carried out and implants were immediately placed with CGF grafting. A Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) was taken immediately after implant placement and after six months of undisturbed healing, radiographic evaluation was carried out using CBCT to assess the quantity and quality of new bone formed around implants. The collected data were statistically analyzed. <strong>Results</strong> CBCT results showed a mean bone gain of 2.3 mm in buccal, 1.52 mm in lingual, 2.97 mm in mesial and 4.26 mm in distal aspect respectively. No statistically significant change was noticed in bone density comparing the first two and last two threads of implants inserted with concomitant placement of CGF into the extraction socket. <strong>Conclusion</strong> This study indicates the possibility to perform immediate implant placement in fresh extraction sockets with the use of CGF as an alternative to conventional grafting. Further research needs to be carried out on the subject to validate the results obtained in this study.</p> S. Manoj, J. Punit, H. Chethan, J. Nivya ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:48:08 +0100