Gene combination identified as risk factor in success of dental implants
The health of the surrounding tissue affects the success of a dental implant. Identifying and reducing risk factors is therefore a key step in the implant process. Now a combination of genes has been identified as a possible indicator of greater tissue destruction, leading to negative outcomes for implants. The authors of an article in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology report on a study of individuals with the combination of interleukin-1 allele 2 at IL-1A-889 and IL-1B+3954. These people are "genotype positive" and are susceptible to increased periodontal tissue destruction. The researchers sought to find any association of these genotypes with the severity of peri-implantitis progression and the effect of this combination on treatment outcomes.
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