The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences


Yehuda Taavar


The aim of this study is to investigate the common factors that may influence the success of dental implants. Addressing these factors may potentially aid experts in the field in delivering dental implants without approaching or decreasing the number of failures. Smoking, diabetes, implant maintenance, age, and implant size have significantly influenced implant success. It is suggested that patients are advised to quit smoking at least one week before surgery to minimize risk factors. Inadequate glycemic control also contributes to periodontal destruction and is associated with the severity of peri-implant complications. However, if patients maintain good glycemic control, dental implants will still have a high success rate. As a result, treating diabetic patients primarily with proper glycemic control is a safe and successful treatment option. Peri-implant maintenance treatment (PIMT) is another important component for dental implant success. Furthermore, physical, metabolic, and endocrine changes frequently occur as people become older. These changes may lead to an increased risk of osteoporosis that may cause the development of dental implant failure. Lastly, the use of inadequate implant for a certain area of the maxilla or mandible may lead to dental implant failure. This research also shows that short implants should only be utilized in exceptional circumstances, but conventional size implants should be the primary mechanism of implant delivery. As a result, the longer the implant, the better the chance of survival. Furthermore, if the buccolingual width of edentulous crest is sufficient, the use of wide implants is shown to be the best strategy for implant delivery. Having long and wide implants is established to improve the implants strength and resistance to fracture.



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