Clinical Study

Implant Stability in the Posterior Maxilla: A Controlled Clinical Trial

Figure 1

Implant placement and ISQ measurement in a patient with partially regenerated bone (Group B): (a) a mucoperiosteal flap is raised and the partially regenerated bone is exposed; (b) the implant site is prepared in the partially regenerated bone; (c) the implant is placed in the partially regenerated bone; (d) the Smartpeg is connected for ISQ measure; (e) ISQ measure at placement; (f) since a satisfactory high primary implant stability is achieved (IT ≥ 45 N/cm and ISQ ≥ 60), the implant is not submerged and the transmucosal healing abutment is placed.