One of the largest long-term clinical studies on the survival and success of dental implants has recently been conducted at the University of Bern in Switzerland. The study assessed the outcome of 511 Straumann SLA tissue-level implants in 303 patients over 10 years.
Its authors concluded: 'The present retrospective analysis resulted in a 10-year implant survival rate of 98.8% and a success rate of 97.0%. In addition, the prevalence of peri-implantitis in this large cohort of orally healthy patients was low with 1.8% during the 10-year period'. No implant fracture was noted.
The importance of this study lies not only in the impressive long-term outcomes but also in the fact that it is one of the first large 10-year clinical studies to document a dental implant of this kind that is still on the market. The Straumann SLA tissue-level implant is indeed one of the most extensively studied dental implants and these long-term results explain why it is also one of the most widely used.
Visit http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1708-8208.2012.00456.x/full for details of this research conducted by Buser D, Janner S, Wittneben J, Brägger U, Ramseier A, Salvi G: 10-Year Survival and Success Rates of 511 Titanium Implants with a Sandblasted and Acid-Etched Surface: A Retrospective Study in 303 Partially Edentulous Patients. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Volume 14, Number 6, December 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1708-8208.2012.00456.x
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