This review comparing autogenous dentine graft (ADG) to other bone graft materials for implant placement included 9 studies five of whihc were RCTs. The findings suggest that ADG has similar outcomes to other bone graft material howevr the limited number and quality of the availabel studies means tha findings should be interpreted cautiously.[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...]
Photobiomodulation therapy and dental implant stability and success
8 small short term RCTs were included in this review of the effect of photobiomodulation (low-level laser therapy) on dental implant stability and success suggesting no differences[read the full story...]
Dental implant placement into fresh extraction sockets
Mark-Steven Howe considers this review of dental implants placed into fresh extraction socket. While 30 studies were included in the review he looks closely at the 3 studies with the longest follow up.[read the full story...]