Which procedure causes less bone loss: flapless or convention implant placement with flap elevation? A recent study 1, compared the effect of flapless implant insertion on initial bone loss with that of conventional placement after elevation of a mucoperiosteal flap.
The study concluded:
Flapless implant insertion caused less peri-implant bone loss than implant insertion with flap preparation. Therefore, the flapless procedure represents a protective and promising method in implant surgery.
What has been your experience with flapless implant placement vs placement after a flap elevation?
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1. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2016 Jul-Aug;31(4):876-83. Initial Crestal Bone Loss After Implant Placement with Flapped or Flapless Surgery-A Prospective Cohort Study.. Maier FM.