Special Issue "Dental Implants: Materials and Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2022.
The application of the new technologies in the field of dental implantology, the use of new instruments and the development of new materials, or improving the micro and macro characteristics of widely used materials, have led us to new standards of success, the reduction of complications, and improvement in the well-being of patients. Bone and soft tissue managing, ideal three-dimensional implant positioning, and high compliance of supportive peri-implant maintenance therapy have been revealed to be key factors to achieve dental implant long-term success. Furthermore, new scientific evidence concerning implants of reduced dimensions, new paradigms about immediate implant loading protocols with aesthetic patient demand challenges, in combination with advancements in digital technology and the penetration of telemedicine in dental implantology to overcome certain limitations of conventional treatments, opens up new scenarios to improve the long-term good prognosis of dental implant treatments and enhance final patient satisfaction.
Prof. Dr. Jordi Gargallo
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- computer-aided surgery
- three-dimensional imaging
- dental materials
- bone regeneration
- dental tissue conditioning
- patient satisfaction
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Tentative Paper Title: Clinical Evaluation of Dental Implants with a Double Acid-etched Surface Treatment: A Cohort Observational Study with Up to 10-year Follow-up
Background and objectives: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the survival and success rates of dental implants with a double acid etched surface treatment with evaluation times up to 10 years post-loading.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted at a hospital oral surgery and implantology unit. It included 111 dental implants with a double acid-etched surface. Three groups were created: Group 1 (1-3 years loading), Group 2 (3-5 years loading), Group 3 (over 5 years loading). Probing depth, resonance frequency analysis (ISQ value), and marginal bone loss were evaluated. Results: The data obtained underwent statistical analysis.78 patients were included, who received 111 dental implants, all replacing single teeth. Mean probing depth was 3.03mm and mean ISQ was 65.54. Regarding marginal bone loss, in Group 1, 67.6% of implants did not undergo any thread loss, in Group 2, 48.3% and in Group 3, 59.6%; 59.10% of all implants did not present thread loss with a mean bone loss of 0.552mm. The implant survival rate was 99.1% and the success rate was 96.37%.
Conclusions: Implants with a double acid-etched surface showed excellent success rates in terms of marginal bone loss, ISQ and probing depth after up to 10 years of loading, making them a clinically predictable treatment option. Future studies are needed to compare this implant surface with other types in different restorative situations.