Dental implant failures among dental practitioners in Saudi Arabia.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 6982-6986
AbstractAim: To assess dental implant failures among dental practitioners.
Methodology: Out of 120 dentists 100 practitioners responded to participate in this multi centric survey. Data about implant success was obtained from the practitioners. Three hundred fifty- eight dental implants in one hundred sixty patients were taken into consideration in this retrospective study. Dental implant failure rate was recorded based on gender, bone quality, implant length and implant width
Results: There were 12 (5.7%) implants in males and 8 (5.4%) dental implant failure in females. The prevalence rate found to be 20 (5.5%). Maximum implant failure 10 (14.2%) was seen with <8 mm implants followed by 6 (4.6%) with 8-11.5 mm and 4 (4.2%) in >11.5 mm dental implants. Maximum implant failure 7 (11.6%) was seen with <3 mm implants followed by 8 (7.9%) with 3-4.5 mm and 3 (1.7%) in >4.5 mm width dental implants. Maximum implant failure 6 (12.5%) was seen with type IV bone followed by type III 5 (5.1%), type II 5 (5%) and type I 4 (3.5%). Out of 20 dental implant failures, 15 were seen in patients with diabetes, 13 with hypertension and 14 with history of smoking. A significant difference was achieved (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Maximum dental implant failure was seen with <8 mm long implant, <3.5 mm width implant, patients with diabetes, hypertension and smoking history and type IV quality bone.
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