More long-term studies needed to assess success of implant treatment provided immediately after tooth extraction

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The main aim  of this systematic review was  to quantitatively estimate the survival and success rates of immediate implants and the implant-supported prosthesis, the prevalence of biological, technical and aesthetic complications, and the magnitude of soft and hard tissue changes following implant placement in fresh extraction sockets. The MEDLINE (PubMed) and the Cochrane library databases [read the full story…]

Trial suggests no difference at 3 years in failure rates between implants that were loaded immediately or early

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The traditional approach to placing dental implants was to submerge them and keep them load-free for 3–8 months to minimize the risk of implant failures.  During the healing phase temporary prosthesis are often used and patients can find these uncomfortable. Consequently shorter healing periods without jeopardizing implant success would be beneficial.   Nowadays immediate and early [read the full story…]

Evidence suggests immediate loaded single implant crowns have higher failure risk

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This review originally published in 2009 has now had a critical summary of it prepared under the auspices of the American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry The  appraiser considered that this was a good systematic review that had used accepted methods and applied rigourous selection criteria.  There was homogeneity among  the 5 studies included  [read the full story…]