This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition missing tooth
Treatment implant surgery
Sponsor Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Collaborator Zimmer Dental
Start date December 2010
End date December 2012
Trial size 48 participants
Trial identifier NCT02397044, IRB 7438


The purpose of this study is to compare the success rates of two surgical protocols. One protocol will have the implants placed at the time of tooth extraction and placed into function. The other protocol will have the implants placed into healed extraction sites and placed into function.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective prospective
Dental implant surgery with immediate loading
implant surgery
Compare surgical protocols
Dental implant surgery with delayed loading
implant surgery
Compare surgical protocols

Primary Outcomes

Primary Endpoint Measurement: Implant survival
time frame: 6 months
Secondary Endpoint Measurements: Crestal Bone Loss, ISQ
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. May be either male or female 2. Must be at least 18 years of age 3. Must be of sufficiently good health to undergo routine dental treatment. including the surgical procedures associated with placement of dental implants. 4. Must be partially edentulous requiring single dental implants in their maxilla or mandible 5. Must have sufficient amount of native bone or healed bone grafted sites (by socket grafting, maxillary sinus augmentation and ridge augmentation). 6. Must not have any active infection 7. Must have adequate bone height for at least a 10mm long dental implant 8. Must be physically, emotionally and financially able to undergo the surgical procedure planned 9. Must be adequately compliant - Exclusion Criteria: 1. Have any requirements for antibiotic premedication for infective endocarditis, artificial joints or any other condition 2. Have uncontrolled hypertension 3. Have uncontrolled diabetes 4. Are serological HIV positive 5. Have a history of significant heart, stomach, liver, kidney, blood, immune system or other organ impairment or systemic disease that would prevent their undergoing the proposed treatment 6. Smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products 7. Have taken any investigational drugs anytime in the previous month 8. Have dental conditions likely to require treatment, necessitating exit from the study such as deep cavities, abscesses, or moderate-severe gum disease 9. Have had radiation therapy to the head and neck 10. Are unwilling or unable to sign the informed consent 11. Don't demonstrate willingness to return for a required number of visits 12. Need an immediate dental implant placement following tooth extraction -

Additional Information

Official title Immediate and Early Loading of Hydrothermally Treated, Hydroxyapatite-Coated Dental Implants:a Controlled Randomized Prospective Clinical Study
Principal investigator David E Simmons, D.D.S.
Description Forty-eight patients (22 men, 26 women) were enrolled in the study and received 48 implants. The population was divided into 2 groups: Group A implants (n=23) were loaded immediately on the day of surgery and Group B implants (n=19) were loaded 3 weeks after surgery. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans were taken preoperatively to aid in treatment planning. Bone density was evaluated on CBCT scans in Hounsfield units (HU) and by tactile feedback during surgery. Insertion torque was recorded at time of implant placement. Resonance frequency analysis, performed on the day of surgery, at the time of loading, and at 6, 12 and 24 months, was used to record implant stability according to the unit's Implant Stability Quotient (Osstell ISQ). Standardized radiographs were taken at time of implant placement and at 6, 12 and 24 months to measure crestal bone stability. Bone level changes were measured by software (Image J, available online at: http://rsbweb.nih.gov/ij/download.html; last accessed 28 August 2014).
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.