Special Issue "Innovative Techniques and Devices in Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Therapy"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Dentistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Gilberto Sammartino
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Guest Editor
Dean of Dental School, Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive Science and Dentistry, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, 80131, Italy
Interests: oral surgery; implantology; maxillofacial surgery; basic research; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine
Prof. Dr. Hom-Lay Wang
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Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics at School of Dentistry, the University of Michigan; Member of Task Force as Future Science Strategy for the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and Secretary of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
Interests: guided tissue/bone regeneration; repair and/or regenerate various periodontal and implant-related defects; oral plastic surgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern dentistry is characterized by a terrific growth of new technologies and techniques, especially in the fields of implantology, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering. However, at the same time, an increase in the need for mini-invasive techniques has been witnessed for patients who are not able to undertake more complex rehabilitation treatments.

This Special Issue focuses on all surgical prosthetic advanced techniques and devices, including and stressing the digital approach in oral surgery and in the prosthetic field related to advanced implant rehabilitation but highlighting also the possible mini-invasive alternatives and modern devices to achieve them.

Prof. Dr. Gilberto Sammartino
Prof. Dr. Hom-Lay Wang
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • implantology
  • oral surgery
  • prosthetic dentistry
  • digital dentistry
  • tissue engineering

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Long-Term Prognosis of Peri-Implantitis Treatment: A Systematic Review of Prospective Trials with More Than 3 Years of Follow-Up
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(24), 9084; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10249084 - 18 Dec 2020
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A multitude of clinical trials have tested therapeutic approaches to treat peri-implantitis but there is still no consensus on what treatment modality leads to the most favorable clinical improvement and reduced implant loss. Therefore, the present systematic review reported on the long-term clinical [...] Read more.
A multitude of clinical trials have tested therapeutic approaches to treat peri-implantitis but there is still no consensus on what treatment modality leads to the most favorable clinical improvement and reduced implant loss. Therefore, the present systematic review reported on the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes after treatment of peri-implantitis with different surgical approaches. A PICO question was defined; manual and electronic searches were completed to screen for human prospective studies with at least 3 years of follow-up after surgical treatment of peri-implantitis. Analyses were performed using a random-effect model. Thirteen trials reported on 706 implants and 399 patients. Open flap, resective and reconstructive approaches led to a probing depth reduction of 2.23, 2.25 and 3.78 mm with a survival rate of 84%, 90% and 95%, respectively. Reconstructive treatments were followed by an average of 2.34 mm of radiographic bone gain, flap had negligible bone changes (0.11 mm) and resective approaches resulted in a mean bone loss of 0.5 mm. Large heterogeneity existed among studies for diagnostic criteria and decontamination modalities. Within the existing limitations, regenerative approaches for the treatment of peri-implantitis lead to advantageous long-term improvement of peri-implant tissues and higher implant survival rate. Full article
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