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Table 3 Bone loss measured in periapical radiograph

From: Retrospective study of the success of dental implants placed in HIV-positive patients

  Exam PA (mm) P
Mesial bone loss (mm) 0.669  
Distal bone loss (mm) 0.351  
General bone loss (mean %) 5.2% (12.4%) range 16.6–53.1%
  1. Radiographic measurements of bone loss measured in 27 periapical radiographs of dental implants. Measured in millimeters (mm) using the diameter and length of the implant as reference and adjusted for distortion. Once calibrated, bone loss was measured on the radiograph taken in the research appointment. The time range from the radiograph taken after implant placement was between 6 months up to 5 years