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...]
Bone regeneration: Is cortical perforation a benefit?
This review of the effect of cortical perforations in bone regeneration considering the surgical technique included 16 small studies. All but one of teh studies was conducted in an animal model providing very little clinically relevant data.[read the full story...]
Peri-implantitis: Are surgical treatments effective?
This review of surgical treatments for peri-implantitis included 16 studies, 9 of which were randomised trials providing limited evidence to suggest which methods are the most effective.[read the full story...]
Sinus lift with dental implants: to graft or not to graft
The Scottish Dental Registrars on a recent review of dental implants combined with sinus augmentation (sinus lift): what is the merit of bone grafting?[read the full story...]
Only weak evidence available of the impact of smoking on survival of implants placed in augmented areas of maxillary sinus
Grafting to augment the floor of the maxillary sinus prior to placement of dental implants in the resorbed maxillary is an increasingly used technique. The aim of this review was to evaluate the effects of smoking on the survival rate of dental implants placed in areas of maxillary sinus floor augmentation. Searches were conducted in [read the full story…]
Limited low quality evidence for success rate of implants placed in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated areas
A certain amount of bone is required for the placement of dental implants and a range of techniques applied to reconstruct alveolar bone in order to place dental implants. The aim of this review was to assess the success rate of implants placed in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated (GBR) areas. What did they [read the full story…]