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Compend Contin Educ Dent. 1999 Jul;20(7):609-14, 616-23 passim; quiz 626.

Retrospective analysis of an implant system.

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Dental Implant Centre, Faulkner Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


The reliability of dental implants results from a combination of design, placement, and reconstructive techniques. Retrospective analysis is one vehicle for evaluating implant success. This article presents the reliability of these techniques in Bicon dental implants. The survivability of this implant was evaluated retrospectively using life table survival analysis over a 10-year period in 13 practices. The parameters used for success included no implant loss, no mobility, no continuing bone loss that did not stabilize after 1 year, no discomfort, and no purulence.

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