Table 4

Macroscopic observations at 8 weeks after surgery for the sham and the test sites

Site of the observationMacroscopic observationsOccurrence (%)
Implantation sitesNot visible2/81/8
Whitish/grey colouration of the site7/84/8
Thin and translucent tissue covering the site8/87/8
Slight depression on the site2/81/8
Moderate depression on the site4/81/8
Marked depression on the site1/85/8
Red colouration in the defect0/85/8
Surrounding tissuesRed/purplish areas/points5/82/8