Blogs on alveolar ridge preservation techniques, rubber dam and restoration survival and curcumin mouthwashes were the most popular topics between April and June of 2021.[read the full story...]
Sinus lift for implants in maxilla – graft or not?
This review of the efficacy of graftless maxillary sinus membrane elevation using the lateral window approach for implantation in the atrophic maxilla included 9 RCTs. While some difference between grafted and graftless sinus lifts were shown at 6 months only a limited number of small short term trials were available.[read the full story...]
Alveolar ridge preservation techniques
16 RCTs were included in this Cochrane review update of the effectiveness of techniques for alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) following dental extractions prior to implant placement. The findings suggest that ARP techniques may minimise the overall changes in residual ridge height and width six months after extraction, but the evidence is very uncertain[read the full story...]
Dental implants: Long or short with bone augmentation in the posterior jaw?
This review comparing outcomes between short (5-8 mm) and long implants (≥10 mm) with bone augmentation in the posterior jaw included 10 RCTs . The findings suggest no differences in outcomes at 1 year.[read the full story...]
Alveolar ridge preservation techniques: evidence limited
This review of alveolar ridge preservation techniques addressed two questions. They main one of benefit over unassisted healing only included 9 small studies of short duration providing limited evidence to support its use.[read the full story...]
Dental implants in atrophic jaws – shorter implants without augmentation may be the first choice
Six studies involving a total of 837 implants in 335 patients were included in this review comparing implants in augmented bone with short implants in patients with strophic jaws. The findings suggest better outcomes, fewere failed implants and complications with short implants.[read the full story...]
Alveolar ridge augmentation effective suggests review
This review of alveolar ridge augmentation procedures included 40 studies only 17 of which were RCTs . While a statistically significant improvement was seen, there was a very high degree of heterogeneity because of the wide range of clinical procedures, measurement approaches and healing times in the included studies.[read the full story...]
Only poor quality evidence available on immediate versus delayed implant placement in augmented alveolar ridges
The aim of this review was to compare, the success rate of dental implants placed simultaneously or as a second surgery following ridge augmentation by means of guided bone regeneration (GBR) or onlay graft regeneration technique. Searches were conducted in Medline and Embase and screening conducted independently by two reviewers. Both prospective and retrospective study [read the full story…]