Review suggests little difference in failure rates of immediate or early loaded implants placed using a flapless technique

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Yesterday we considered a review which compared flapless and flapped placement of implants. (Dental Elf 8th July 2014). Today we are looking at one of the other reviews mentioned. The am of this review to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of immediate loading (within 3 days) versus early loading (after 6 weeks to 2 months) [read the full story…]

Dental implants placement flapless or not?


Flapless implant placement where dental implants are inserted through the mucosal tissues without raising a mucoperiosteal flap have been introduced as they are considered to minimize the possibility of postoperative peri-implant tissue loss and to overcome the challenge of soft tissue management during or after surgery. The aim of this review was to investigate whether [read the full story…]

Limited weak evidence suggesting that flapless dental implant placement is feasible


The use of dental implants is becoming an increasingly common procedure. Traditionally they have been placed after a mucoperiosteal flap has been raised. The concept of implants placement without raising a flap (flapless surgery) has been advocated as a way of achieving a shorter treatment time.  The aim of this review was to evaluate the [read the full story…]

Study suggests short-term benefit for flapless placement of implants

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While flapless placement of dental implants is considered to have advantages over flap based procedures there are potential disadvantages in the ability to visualise anatomic structures, contour bone and readily irrigate to prevent osseous damage.  The aim of this study was to compare the placement of flapped vs. flapless dental implants utilizing clinical, radiographic, microbiological, [read the full story…]