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It is a Long Term Fact, Dental Implants Do Work

It is a Long Term Fact, Dental Implants Do Work

Posted on: 03 Jun 2013


Basel, 12 December 2012 – New research findings have just been published from one of the largest long-term clinical studies on the survival and success of dental implants.The study, which was conducted at the University of Bern in Switzerland, assessed the outcome of 511 'Straumann' SLA tissue-level implants in 303 patients over 10 years. An acceptable period for any dental implants to lastIts authors concluded: “The present retrospective analysis resulted in a 10-year implant survival rate of 98.8% and a success rate of 97.0%. In addition, the prevalence of peri-implantitis in this large cohort of orally healthy patients was low with 1.8% during the 10-year period”. No implant fracture was noted.The importance of this study lies not only in the impressive long-term outcomes but also in the fact that it is one of the first large 10-year clinical studies to document a dental implant of this kind that is still on the market. The 'Straumann' SLA tissue-level implant is indeed one of the most extensively studied dental implants and these long-term results explain why it is also one of the most widely used.


Swiss researchers have proved that 'short dental implants' may well avoid many implant related problems. Use of short dental implants in some patients can avoid major surgeries, save time, reduce costs, and eliminate possible complications associated with grafting procedures, a Swiss researcher reported at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO).“In cases with a reduced ridge height in the posterior maxilla, sinus grafting in combination with implant placement is the treatment of choice,” explained Dr. Daniel S. Thoma, Zurich, Switzerland, as he reported the results of a randomized, controlled, multi centre study comparing short implants (6 mm) to standard length implants (11-15 mm) with sinus grafting. “Sinus grafting is associated with an increased risk for implant failures and patient morbidity,” he added.All 100 patients in the study had their implants placed and entered the follow-up phase with loading at six months. No implants were lost, resulting in a 100% implant survival rate in both treatment groups, which means you, may have dental implants in Hungary, or London, you can expect the same results
“Based on these preliminary findings, both treatment modalities were safe and predictable. This was demonstrated by a 100% implant survival rate, the absence of biological complications and only one minor technical complication,” Dr. Thoma reported.


With more than 6,000 members in 70 countries around the world, the Academy of Osseointegration is the world’s leading dental implant organization. Its goal is to advance the field of osseointegrated implants by fostering collaboration between representatives of different dental disciplines — oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics and general practice — through clinical and evidence-based research and education. Do NOT let these jaw breakers influence you decision, when you need implants, arrange for low cost dental implants and throw in a vacation in Budapest.
Founded in 1985, it provides a focus for the rapidly advancing biotechnology involving the natural bond between bone and certain alloplastic reconstruction materials. In dentistry, the primary application is replacing missing teeth by affixing a titanium implant into the jawbone, then securing an artificial tooth into the implant that will look, feel, and function identical to a natural tooth.

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