How Dental Implants Work with Bone Grafting
Dental implants are the gold standard in treating edentulous patients, and they represent a rapidly expanding segment of dental services nationwide. But that doesn’t mean that every implant survives in its new location, or that every procedure goes off without a hitch.
Recently researchers looked at success rates for dental implants in both grafted and ungrafted bone, hoping to determine which offers a more stable and secure substrate for the implants to take hold. Their findings were surprisingly close:
The cumulative survival rates at 5 and 10 years were 92% and 87% for implants placed in native bone and 90% and 79% for implants placed in grafted bone, respectively. The results from multivariate analysis (Cox regression) indicated no significant difference in survival between the two groups…
Many of us who work in the field of dental implantology are heartened by these results, as they underscore the strength and versatility of modern bone grafting techniques. If you’d like to learn some of the powerful skills you need to give your patients exceptional outcomes on a consistent basis, sign up for our California dental implantology courses today.