Risk Factors in Implantology

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767). This special issue belongs to the section "Dental Implantology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 56

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1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Mediplus Clinic, Haifa-Allee 20, 55128 Mainz, Germany
2. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Augustusplatz 2, 55131 Mainz, Germany
Interests: dental implants; oral and maxillofacial surgery
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Dear Colleagues,

Missing teeth can be substituted through many methods, including dental implants. There are several points that define implant success over time. Past studies have described an implant survival rate of approximately 95% after 15 years. However, there are risk factors that are associated with a higher implant loss rate. Risk factors can occur due to general diseases, such as diabetes, or due to their treatment with potentially problematic drugs that interfere with the healing process, such as bisphosphonates, chemotherapies, or immune system depressing drugs. Further risk factors could include local factors such as periodontal disease, mucosal membrane diseases, a potential radiation to the bone, and the quality and quantity of the bone. Other factors that may play a role could be the implants themselves, along with the materials, design, design of the abutment, and artificial dentation. Further factors include the surgeons, their expertise, and their treatment protocols (immediate implant or delayed). This list makes no claim for completeness, so further topics are welcome.

Papers addressing the general topic of risk factors in dental implantology are welcome for this Special Issue. This includes pre-clinical studies, epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, narrative reviews, and systematic reviews, as well as meta-analyses.

Prof. Dr. Christian Walter
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  • dental implantology
  • risk factor
  • implant success
  • implant survival

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