Issue No.4 / 2018
July - September 2018
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Editor’s choice: Retrospective radiographic observational study of 1692 Straumann tissue-level dental implants over 10 years.
I. Implant survival and loss pattern; Kim S et al., Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2018 Oct;20(5):860-866
II. Marginal bone stability; Kang H et al., Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2018 Oct;20(5):875-88
In current issue of the newsletter, I would like to draw your attention on articles by Kim et al. and Kang et al. recently published in Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.
The authors determined the cumulative survival rates and the marginal bone loss around 1692 Straumann tissue-level dental implants (SLA®) over a 10-year period and identified the patterns of implant loss as well as the predisposing risk factors for peri-implant marginal bone loss.
They report that after 10 years follow up the cumulative implant survival rate was 98.23% and only 0.82% of implants exhibited marginal bone loss exceeding 2mm.
Therefore, the authors conclude: “Straumann tissue-level dental implants showed low failure rates and only slight peri-implant marginal bone loss, (…) and can be considered a useful long-term treatment option”.
This article adds a value and confirms already published data about excellent long-term performance of Straumann implants.