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How successful are implants placed in sites of previously failed implants? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Implant Dentistry: Implants Placed in Sites of Previously Failed Implants: A Systematic Review (June 2014) Alessandro Quaranta, DDS, PhD, Vittoria Perrotti, DDS, PhD, Adriano Piattelli, MD, DDS, Matteo Piemontese, MD, DDS, and Maurizio Procaccini, MD, DDS Context Despite the high success rates reported for dental implants,(1, 2) failures requiring implant removal do occur. The overall first year failure rate may vary between 3% and 8%.(3) There are different patient-related reasons to avoid reimplantation, such as additional costs, fear of additional pain, and fear of a second failure4; nevertheless, implant replacement still remains a therapeutical option to be considered. Purpose of the Review The ...

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Is implant therapy indicated for diabetic patients? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Clinical Oral Implants Research: A critical review of diabetes, glycemic control, and dental implant therapy (February 2013)

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What criteria determine success in implant dentistry? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Success Criteria in Implant Dentistry: A Systematic Review (March 2012)

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Are reconstructive procedures successful in treating peri-implantitis? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Reconstructive Procedures for Treating Peri-implantitis: A Systematic Review (December 2013)

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How viable are titanium implants placed in irradiated jaws? A systematic review

This summary is based on the clinical review published in the Clinical Research Supplement of the Journal of Dental Research: Dental Implants Installed in Irradiated Jaws: A Systematic Review (December 2013)

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Are short implants in patients with atrophic alveolar ridges successful?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Tooth Loss in Aggressive Periodontitis: A Systematic Review (2013)

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Is there bone loss with immediate or delayed implant placement?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Journal of Oral Implantology and Clinical Research: Mesiodistal Bone Loss of Fresh Socket Placed Implants and Delay Placed Implants at the Anterior of the Maxilla (May-Aug 2013) Context Immediate implant placement in fresh extraction sockets provides the advantage of shorter treatment time along with minimizing the number of surgical interventions. Purpose of the Study To compare the amount of mesiodistal bone loss of fresh socket placed implants and delay placed implants at the anterior of the maxilla. Key Messages Comparison of marginal bone loss in fresh socket placed implants and delay implants did not show a significant difference. Also ...

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How effective are antibiotics in the treatment of peri-implantitis?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Dental Journal: Clinical efficacy of antibiotics in the treatment of peri-implantitis (August 2013) Context  Various treatment regimes for Peri-implantitis (PI) have been proposed in the literature. As it is known that bacteria can transfer from periodontally involved teeth to an implant, and that the microbes associated with PI resemble those of periodontal disease, local or systemic delivery of antibiotics with traditional PI treatment regimes may eliminate periodontopathogenic bacteria to a greater extent compared with when these treatment regimes are performed alone. This in turn may facilitate healing of PI ...

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