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Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jul;41(7):847-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2012.03.016. Epub 2012 Apr 26.

Success rate of dental implants inserted in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated areas: a systematic review.

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Department of Dentistry, University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. mclementini@me.com

Abstract

This study assessed the success rate of implants placed in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated areas. A systematic review was carried out of all prospective and retrospective studies, involving at least five consecutively treated patients, that analysed the success rate of implants placed simultaneously or as second surgery following ridge augmentation by means of a guided bone regeneration (GBR) technique. Studies reporting only the survival rate of implants and studies with a post-loading follow up less than 6 months were excluded. From 323 potentially relevant studies, 32 full text publications were screened and 8 were identified as fulfilling the inclusion criteria. The success rate of implants placed in GBR augmented ridges ranged from 61.5% to 100%; all studies, apart from three, reported a success rate higher than 90% (range 90-100%). The data obtained demonstrated that GBR is a predictable technique that allows the placement of implants in atrophic areas. Despite that, studies with well-defined implant success criteria after a longer follow-up are required.

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22542079
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijom.2012.03.016
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