A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE BLADE (NARROW RIDGE) IMPLANT: ENHANCING CLINICAL VALIDITY AND FUNCTIONAL SUCCESS OVER FIVE DECADES

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Marco E Pasqualini, MD DDS Franco Rossi, MD DDS Luca Dal Carlo, DMD Enrico Moglioni, DMD Mike Shulman, DDS Paolo Zampetti, MD PhD E. Richard Hughes, DDS

Abstract

Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry by providing an effective solution for patients with missing teeth. In recent decades, extensive research and advancements in implantology have led to the development of various designs and materials, all aimed at improving clinical validity and functional success. One such design, the blade, initially introduced by Leonard I. Linkow and further modified by Ugo Pasqualini and Marco Pasqualini, has gained significant attention for its unique features and obtained outcomes.


The purpose of this article is to present a comprehensive analysis of the clinical validity and functional success of the blade implant and as a clinical example we describe the rehabilitation of an edentulous central incisor of a young patient, observed over the course of five decades. By examining the blade's design, materials, modifications, and long-term outcomes, this study offers valuable insights into its effectiveness, stability, and patient satisfaction.

Keywords: Blade implant, Narrow ridge implant, Wedge implant, Time test

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PASQUALINI, Marco E et al. A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE BLADE (NARROW RIDGE) IMPLANT: ENHANCING CLINICAL VALIDITY AND FUNCTIONAL SUCCESS OVER FIVE DECADES. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 5, may 2024. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/5325>. Date accessed: 19 june 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v12i5.5325.
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