Flapless dental implant surgery : a retrospective study of 1,241 consecutive implants

Doan, Nghiem Van Trong, Du, Zhibin, Reher, Peter, & Xiao, Yin (2014) Flapless dental implant surgery : a retrospective study of 1,241 consecutive implants. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, 29(3), pp. 650-658.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify retrospectively the predictors of implant survival when the flapless protocol was used in two private dental practices. Materials and Methods: The collected data were initially computer searched to identify the patients; later, a hand search of patient records was carried out to identify all flapless implants consecutively inserted over the last 10 years. The demographic information gathered on statistical predictors included age, sex, periodontal and peri-implantitis status, smoking, details of implants inserted, implant locations, placement time after extraction, use of simultaneous guided hard and soft tissue regeneration procedures, loading protocols, type of prosthesis, and treatment outcomes (implant survival and complications). Excluded were any implants that required flaps or simultaneous guided hard and soft tissue regeneration procedures, and implants narrower than 3.25 mm. Results: A total of 1,241 implants had been placed in 472 patients. Life table analysis indicated cumulative 5-year and 10-year implant survival rates of 97.9% and 96.5%, respectively. Most of the failed implants occurred in the posterior maxilla (54%) in type 4 bone (74.0%), and 55.0% of failed implants had been placed in smokers. Conclusion: Flapless dental implant surgery can yield an implant survival rate comparable to that reported in other studies using traditional flap techniques.

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ID Code: 65006
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: dental implants, flapless technique, implant dentistry, implant survival, outcomes
DOI: 10.11607/jomi.3195
ISSN: 1942-4434
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > DENTISTRY (110500)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2014 22:57
Last Modified: 20 May 2015 21:43

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