Bluestone Trials

Dental Implant Study

Seeking patients who are scheduled for dental implants
Status: Completed.

PLEASE NOTE: We can no longer accept new participants for this study. 

The propose of this study is to evaluate bone and gum dimension changes around implants placed in different position into the bone.

If you are at least 18 years of age and require at least one implant on a pre-molar or a molar tooth in each side of the mouth (left and right) you may qualify to participate in a research study at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. Participation will involve 10 visits, over a 2.5 years period. If you qualify you could receive at no cost 2 dental implants with 2 crowns.

To determine if you qualify for this study, please call 212-998-9453 or email bluestoneimplants@gmail.com to find out more information.
 
Study Details  
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
 
Under proper conditions, such as a surgical technique and a diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth (for more information, please visit: American Academy of Periodontology; http://www.perio.org/consumer/2mb.htm#1 ).
 
The dental implants are placed in different depths into the bone, most of them are placed at the bone level (epi-crestal) and other implants are placed in a deeper position into the bone (subcrestal). It has been shown that the deeper placement in the bone (subcrestal) of the type of implant used in this study does not result in the boneresorption seen with other implant systems and can conserve bone and in turn support soft tissue, preventing recession seen following bone loss around implants.
 
The purpose of this study is to test two standard of care techniques of placing dental implants, and to compare how people’s bones and gums respond to two different depths at which implants are placed.
 
The study will have four stages: 1) a screening visit,
2) visits where the dental implants are placed surgically and follow ups,
3) implant restorations (crowns), and
4) implant restorations follow ups. The study will require approximately 10 visits,over a 2.5 years period. The dental implant placed will be carefully monitored during the entire length of the study. We will also examine your teeth and gums.