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Table 5 Patient satisfaction was rated on a 0–100 VAS scale and further clarified through a questionnaire. Tpre is the time prior to implant placement. T12 is 12 months after definitive crown placement

From: Alveolar ridge preservation in defect sockets in the maxillary aesthetic zone followed by single-tooth bone level tapered implants with immediate provisionalization: a 1-year prospective case series

  Tpre, n = 28a T12, n = 29 p value
Overall patient satisfaction, mean ± SD
VAS scale 54.9 ± 21.0 86.6 ± 10.3 < 0.001¥
Questionnaire, % in agreement
Well-being
  Presence of shame 21.4 0 0.03
  Decreased self-confidence 7.1 0 0.50
  Aware of prosth. visibility 21.4 6.9 0.29
Function
  Evade eating with affected zone 67.9 32.1 0.02
  Decreased chewing ability 57.1 6.9 0.00
  Influences speech 60.7 0 0.00
  Influences taste 64.3 0 0.00
Aesthetics
  Satisfied with the shape of the RPD/crown 85.7 75.9 0.75
  Satisfied with the colour of the RPD/crown 96.4 96.6 1.00
  Satisfied with the shape of the mucosa 92.3 100 0.50
  Satisfied with the colour of the mucosa 88.5 96.6 0.63
  1. aOne implant was lost between Tpre and T12. One patient did not wear the partial denture and has therefore not answered the questionnaire. This individual was left out of the analysis
  2. ¥Paired t test
  3. McNemar’s test