Fig.6: a 5x17 mm tapered implant is placed with insertion torque > 60 Ncm.

Fig.10: five months postop with immediate provisional.  Bone immediately next to the rough surface of the implant undergoes remodeling (*).

Fig.12: 16 months postop (before impression).

Fig.14: 40 months postop (21 months post cementation).  The cortical bone forms (<).

Fig.15: 97 months postop (2.5 years post cementation).  The cortical bone extends apically along implant threads (<).

The lamina dura forms from the most coronal threads (Fig.16).

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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 06/24/2013, last revision 08/29/2018