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What are the current perspectives on the role of ridge (socket) preservation procedures in dental implant treatment in the aesthetic zone?

This summary is based on the article published in the Australian Dental Journal: Current perspectives on the role of ridge (socket) preservation procedures in dental implant treatment in the aesthetic zone (March 2014) B Kassim, S Ivanovski, N Mattheos      Context Augmentation of the extraction socket (ridge preservation) is increasingly being advocated in anticipation of implant placement. Substantial tissue loss leads to increased difficulty in placing the implant fixture in a prosthodontically suitable position. To facilitate such placement, guided bone regeneration (GBR) procedures (either simultaneous at implant placement or staged as a separate surgical procedure) are often required. Ridge ...

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Does the use of antibiotics reduce the frequency of implant failure and post-operative infection?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Do antibiotics decrease implant failure and postoperative infections? A systematic review and meta-analysis (January 2014) J. Ata-Ali, F. Ata-Ali, F. Ata-Ali       Context Dental implants are an effective, safe and predictable solution for those who have lost a tooth or teeth due to dental caries, periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons.(1) It is believed that a certain number of early dental implant losses are due to bacterial contamination at implant insertion.(2) It is still debated whether early dental implant failure and ...

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Audio interview: What are the outcomes of implants and restorations placed in general dental practices?

Chiraz Guessaier, Manager of the CDA Oasis Project, spoke with Dr. Ronald Craig about the research featured in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association: Outcomes of implants and restorations placed in general dental practices. A retrospective study by the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning (PEARL) Network Drs. John D. Da Silva; Julie Kazimiroff; Athena Papas; Frederick A. Curro; Van P. Thompson; Donald A. Vena; Hongyu Wu; Damon Collie; Ronald G. Craig; for the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning (PEARL) Network Group   Courtesy of the American Dental Association, you can access the full-text article for the next 3 months here (PDF) Audio interview ...

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How successful are implants for orthodontic anchorage and what are the reasons of their failures?

This summary is based on the article published in Implant Dentistry: Implants for Orthodontic Anchorage: Success Rates and Reasons of Failures (April 2014) Juan C. Rodriguez, DDS, Fernando Suarez, DDS, Hsun-Liang Chan, DDS, MS, Miguel Padial-Molina, DDS, PhD, and Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD Context In orthodontics, controlled forces are applied in specific directions to move teeth from improper locations into what is considered an “ideal” physiologic/esthetic location. To provide the movement, a steady and strong support known as orthodontic anchor is required. Anchorage, by definition, is a resistance to displacement provided by a static object. The most common anchor used is the patient’s own dentition; however, in some cases, the anchorage is limited or ...

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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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