Maxillary sinus lifts: with or without grafts?

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This reivew of the efficacy of sinus lift without grafts in atrophic maxilla included 5 small RCTs with the findings suggesting no significant difference in the two approaches

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Dental Implants: long or short?

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This review compares survival rates between extra-short implants (≤6 mm) and ≥10 mm long implants. 18 studies were included suggesting little diference up to 3 years following prosthetic loading.

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Dental Implants: Number of implants and full-arch prosthesis survival

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19 studies (6 RCTs, 13 prospective studies) were included in this review assessing whether the number of dental implants per jaw has an influence on implant and/or prosthesis survival rate and complications with the findings suggesting no influence.

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Dental implants: Does crown-to-implant ratio influence treatment outcomes?

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This review of the influence of crown-to-implant ratio on single-tooth,non-splinted implant outcomes includes 8 observational studies and suggests no impact with crown-to-implant ratios ranging from 0.86 to 2.14.

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Dental implants: immediate placement in infected sockets and survival rates

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9 observational studies were included in this review comparing the immediate placement of implants in an infected site compared to a health site. The findings suggest no difference although the quality of the evidence is low to very low.

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Overdenture attachments systems: splinted or unsplinted?

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9 studies were included in this review of the effect of splinted or unsplinted overdenture attachment system on clinical outcomes. The findings suggest no difference however, the quality of the evidence is limited.

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Dental implant placement into fresh extraction sockets

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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.

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Dental implants: survival rates in patients with osteoporosis

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15 observational studies were included in this review of implant survival in patients with osteoporosis. while the findings suggest no difference compared to healthy patients the quality of the included studies is low so the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Complete overdentures retained by mini implants.

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Mark-Steven Howe looks at a review of complete overdentures supported on mini-implants. Although 24 studies are included the majority are small and short term so while good overall overdenture survival was seen the results should be interpreted with caution.

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Dental Implant survival in patients with aggressive periodontitis

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7 prospective cohort studies were included in this review of dental implant survival in patients with periodontitis. Patients with aggressive periodontitis has statistically significant lower survival rates at 3 years but the quality of the evidence is limited.

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