Vittorio Moraschini Filho, Luis Augusto da Costa Poubel, Ricardo Hidalgo
Objective / To assess, by means of a systematic literature review, the survival rates of osseointegrated implants in longitudinal studies with a follow-up exceeding 10 years. Methods: MEDLINE/PubMed, LILACS and the Cochrane Collaboration were used to retrieve relevant publications published in indexed journals from the year 1981 on, and which assessed the clinical performance of implants. Based on previously established inclusion and exclusion criteria, two reviewers assessed titles, abstracts and full papers giving priority to randomized controlled trials (RCTs). / Results / A total of 16 articles were included in this review. Six prospective studies, seven retrospective studies and three randomized controlled trials, assessing 6.515 implants, were selected. he mean follow-up time was 13.4 years. Statistical analysis revealed a mean cumulative survival rate of 95.5 ± 4.2 (n = 6.515). / Conclusion / he results of this systematic review revealed that implants have high success rates in the long-term, provided there is proper planning and patients are included in a thorough maintenance post-treatment program.
Keywords: Dental implant. Longitudinal studies. Review.
How to cite: Moraschini Filho V, Poubel LAC, Hidalgo R. Assessing the survival rates of dental implants in longitudinal studies with more than ten years of follow-up: a systematic review. Dental Press Implantol. 2014 Oct-Dec;8(4):28-34. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2237-650X.8.4.028-034.oar
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