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Table 5 Patient satisfaction at 6 and 12 months, number of patients (%)

From: A randomized, 12-month controlled trial to evaluate non-inferiority of early compared to conventional loading of modSLA implants in single tooth gaps

  Indicator Prosthetic comforta Appearanceb Ability to chewc Ability to tasted Fittinge General satisfactionf
Treatment arm Timeline (months) 6 12 6 12 6 12 6 12 6 12 6 12
Early loading N = 38 Highly satisfied 12 (31.6) 11 (28.9) 14 (36.8) 14 (36.8) 10 (26.3) 12 (31.6) 11 (28.9) 16 (42.1) 11 (28.9) 9 (23.7) 14 (36.8) 14 (36.8)
Satisfied 25 (65.8) 26 (68.4) 22 (57.9) 24 (63.2) 26 (68.4) 24 (63.2) 25 (65.8) 21 (55.3) 25 (65.8) 29 (76.3) 23 (60.5) 24 (63.2)
No opinion 1 (2.6) 0 (0.0) 2 (5.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (5.3) 2 (5.3) 2 (5.3) 1 (2.6) 2 (5.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.6) 0 (0.0)
Dissatisfied 0 (0.0) 1 (2.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Highly dissatisfied 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Conventional loading N = 37 Highly satisfied 14 (37.8) 13 (35.1) 14 (37.8) 12 (32.4) 11 (29.7) 14 (37.8) 17 (45.9) 18 (48.6) 12 (32.4) 8 (21.6) 19 (51.4) 17 (45.9)
Satisfied 21 (56.8) 24 (64.9) 20 (54.1) 24 (64.9) 23 (62.2) 21 (56.8) 16 (43.2) 18 (48.6) 16 (43.2) 21 (56.8) 17 (45.9) 19 (51.4)
No opinion 2 (5.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (5.4) 1 (2.7) 3 (8.1) 2 (5.4) 4 (10.8) 1 (2.7) 7 (18.9) 6 (16.2) 1 (2.7) 1 (2.7)
Dissatisfied 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (5.4) 1 (2.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Highly dissatisfied 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. aDoes the patient have any uncomfortable feeling about the placed implant?
  2. bWhat does the patient think about the prosthesis appearance?
  3. cWhat does the patient think about chewing?
  4. dDoes the patient have any uncomfortable feeling about taste?
  5. eWhat does the patient think about the time taken until occlusal loading was started after implantation surgery?
  6. fIs the patient generally satisfied with the treatment result?