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Table 6 Marginal bone loss (MBL) evaluation on the mesial and distal sides of the implant according to the observation period

From: Clinical feasibility and benefits of a tapered, sand-blasted, and acid-etched surfaced tissue-level dental implant

  Marginal bone resorption (mm) (mean ± SD) t test p value*
  Mesial Distal Mesial Distal
3 months after placement 0.25 ± 0.71 0.15 ± 0.69 .033 .001
3 months after functional loading 0.67 ± 1.28 0.46 ± 0.90 .001 .001
1 year after functional loading 0.85 ± 0.89 0.69 ± 0.99 .022 .001
5 years after functional loading 0.90 ± 0.61 0.74 ± 0.75 .001 .001
  1. *p values are based on the paired t test. The MBL at 3 months after placement, at 3 months loading, and at 1 year after loading and 5 years after loading differ significantly (p < 0.05)