Does Timing of Restoration Affect Implant Marginal Bone Loss?

 

 

METHODS:

 

A meta-analysis was performed on eleven studies that compared marginal bone loss between implants restored with the following protocols: Immediate restoration/loading; early loading; conventional loading 

 

RESULTS:

 

 After adjusting for implant placement levels, no significant difference was found when comparing marginal bone loss for four scenarios: 

  1. immediate restoration/loading + delayed placement versus conventional loading + delayed placement.
  2. immediate restoration + delayed placement versus early loading + delayed placement.  
  3. early loading + delayed placement versus conventional loading + delayed placement.
  4. immediate loading + immediate placement versus conventional loading + immediate placement.

CONCLUSIONS:

The timing of restoration does not have an effect on implant marginal bone loss according to this meta-analysis when comparing the clinical scenarios outlined above.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO:

 

Effect of the timing of restoration on implant marginal bone loss: a systematic review.

 

Suarez F, Chan HL, Monje A, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang HL.

 

J Periodontol. 2013 Feb;84(2):159-69.

 

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