Successful dental implants for patients taking biphosphonates for osteoporosis
Reducing a patient's treatment time and simplifying the treatment can increase patient acceptance and reduce the risk of complications. For dental implants, this means moving away from the traditional two-stage surgical approach toward a one-stage procedure. The success of this concept when combined with another complication — that of patients receiving drug therapy for osteoporosis — was studied to determine the best method of treatment in this situation. The current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology reports on adult patients, all taking oral biphosphonates for osteoporotic disease, who received fixed full-arch dental prostheses supported by six implants.
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