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Table 3 Comparison between group I (immediate loading) and group II (delayed loading) mesial and distal (M ± SD in mm) implant marginal bone loss after 6 and 12 months

From: Comparing marginal bone height changes around immediately and delayed implant-retained mandibular overdentures in controlled diabetic patients: a randomized clinical study

 Follow-up timeGroup I, M ± SD (mm)Group II, M ± SD (mm)P value
MesialAfter 6 months0.82 ± 0.110.79 ± 0.10.5*
After 12 months1.01 ± 0.111.03 ± 0.120.6*
DistalAfter 6 months0.75 ± 0.090.74 ± 0.080.7*
After 12 months1.04 ± 0.041.38 ± 0.230.001**
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation, P probability level
  2. *Insignificantly difference
  3. **Significantly difference