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Implant success depends on patient and surgeon


A new study in the Journal of Oral Implantology has yielded data about which characteristics of both patient and surgeon can affect the success of dental implants. Researchers from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry evaluated the success of 50 patients who received implant-supported fixed complete dentures. Encompassing a total of 297 implants, the retrospective study spanned 10 years, with a mean time of three and a half years from surgery to last follow-up. The study examined failure rates for factors including type of prosthesis, surgeons' experience level, smoking, diabetes, bruxism, and implant location (maxillary or mandibular). (May require free registration to view article.) more

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