Editorial: The European Journal of Oral Implantology becomes the International Journal of Oral Implantology Editorial.
PMID: 30515479 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Short implants versus longer implants in vertically augmented posterior mandibles: result at 8 years after loading from a randomised controlled trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate whether 6.6-mm long implants could be a suitable alternative to longer implants placed in vertically augmented atrophic posterior mandibles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty partially edentulous patients having 7 to 8 mm of residual crestal height and at least 5.5-mm thickness measured on computed tomography scans above the mandibular canal were randomly allocated according to a parallel-group design either to receive one to three submerged 6.6-mm long implants or 9.6-mm or longer implants (30 patients per group) placed in vertically augmented bone. Bone was augmented with interposit...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Felice P, Barausse C, Pistilli R, Ippolito DR, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Do we need abutments at immediately loaded implants supporting cross-arch fixed prostheses? Results from a 5-year randomised controlled trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcome (in particular of marginal peri-implant bone level changes) between immediately loaded straight implants which had definitive abutments placed at implant placement and never removed versus implants which had no intermediate abutments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two edentulous patients had one of their jaws rehabilitated with a provisional screw-retained resin reinforced cross-arch fixed prosthesis supported by four immediately loaded implants: two central straight implants and two either tilted or straight distal implants. The two central straight implants ...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Todisco M, Sbricoli L, Ippolito DR, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediate non-occlusal versus delayed loading of mandibular first molars. Five-year results from a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Within the limitations of this study, the present data seem to confirm the hypothesis that the clinical outcome of immediate versus delayed loading of implants in mandibular fist molar sites is comparable. PMID: 30515482 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Meloni SM, Baldoni E, Duvina M, Pisano M, De Riu G, Tallarico M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Endodontic retreatment versus dental implants of teeth with an uncertain endodontic prognosis: 3-year results from a randomised controlled trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: To ascertain whether in the presence of a previously endodontically treated tooth with periapical pathology and/or symptoms and an uncertain prognosis, it is better to endodontically retreat it or to replace the tooth with a single-implant-supported crown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients requiring the treatment of a previously endodontically treated tooth, with periapical pathology and/or symptoms of endodontic origin and an uncertain prognosis, as judged by the recruiting investigator, were randomly allocated to endodontic retreatment (Endo group, 10 patients) or tooth extraction and...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M, Trullenque-Eriksson A, Tallarico M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Comparing membranes and bone substitutes in a one-stage procedure for horizontal bone augmentation. Three-year post-loading results of a double-blind randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: No significant differences were observed in this randomised controlled trial comparing anorganic bovine bone with porcine collagen membranes versus synthetic resorbable bone made of pure β-tricalcium phosphate with pericardium collagen membranes for horizontal augmentation. PMID: 30515484 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Merli M, Moscatelli M, Mariotti G, Pagliaro U, Raffaelli E, Nieri M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Non-surgical mechanical treatment of peri-implant mucositis: the effect of sub-mucosal mechanical instrumentation following supra-mucosal plaque removal. A 7-month prospective single cohort study.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of sub-mucosal mechanical instrumentation following supra-mucosal plaque removal in the treatment of peri-implant mucositis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 44 patients, 27 from a specialist clinic in Sweden, and 17 from a Japanese one, were included. The 44 patients had a total of 175 implants of which 84 (48%) had clinical signs of mucositis (bleeding on probing [BoP]) and no radiographic bone loss. At baseline, the 44 patients received professional supra-mucosal plaque removal and oral hygiene instruction and motivation. Following the 1-month examination, sub-muco...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Serino G, Wada M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

From the maxillary sinus to the stomach: a rare case report of a displaced fragment of dental implant.
CONCLUSIONS: A displaced dental implant fragment in the maxillary sinus can migrate and exit from the maxillary sinus within a few days. Since it presents a potential risk for swallowing or aspiration, displaced implants or other objects in the maxillary sinus should be removed immediately. Before removal, additional radiographs are recommended to confirm the current position of the implant. PMID: 30515486 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Park JH, Kim HY, Kim SJ Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Editorial: Overviews and umbrella reviews.
PMID: 30246180 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Implant prosthetic rehabilitation in partially edentulous patients with bone atrophy. An umbrella review based on systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, the evidence is not sufficiently robust to determine the best treatment for implant prosthetic rehabilitation in partially edentulous patients presenting bone atrophy. In terms of vertical defects, if the short implants can be used they should be used because the number of complications are reduced compared to longer implants with sinus lift or bone augmentation. Nevertheless, caution should be exercised because long-term follow-up studies were not available. No conclusions can be drawn regarding the comparison between different vertical bone augmentation techniques in atrophic posterior mandible beca...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Merli M, Moscatelli M, Pagliaro U, Mariotti G, Merli I, Nieri M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

6 mm vs 10 mm-long implants in the rehabilitation of posterior jaws: A 10-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Rehabilitations supported by 6 mm or 10 mm-long implants showed similar clinical outcomes in terms of survival and success rates, although 6 mm implants had more decementations. PMID: 30246182 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Storelli S, Abbà A, Scanferla M, Botticelli D, Romeo E Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediate loading of fixed cross-arch prostheses supported by flapless-placed 5 mm or 11.5 mm long implants: 5-year results from a randomised controlled trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the outcome of cross-arch prostheses supported either by 5 mm long or 11.5 mm long implants placed flapless and immediately restored with a metal-resin screw-retained cross-arch prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with edentulous or to-be- rendered edentulous mandibles, and 30 with edentulous maxillas, having sufficient bone to allow the placement of four and six implants respectively, of at least 11.5 mm long, were randomised according to a parallel group design into two equal groups and received either 5 mm or 11.5 mm long implants at one centre. Implants had a di...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cannizzaro G, Felice P, Ippolito DR, Velasco-Ortega E, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediate loading of occluding definitive partial fixed prostheses vs non-occluding provisional restorations - 3-year post-loading results from a pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcome of dental implants restored with definitive occluding partial fixed prostheses within 1 week after implant placement with immediate non-occluding provisional restorations to be replaced by definitive prostheses after 4 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty partially edentulous patients treated with one to three dental implants, at least 8.5 mm long and 4.0 mm wide, inserted with a torque of at least 35 Ncm, were randomised in two groups of 20 patients each, to be immediately loaded with partial fixed prostheses. Patients in one group received one definitive scr...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M, Grufferty B, Papavasiliou G, Dominiak M, Trullenque-Eriksson A, Heinemann F Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediate loading of three (fixed-on-3) vs four (fixed-on-4) implants supporting cross-arch fixed prostheses: 1-year results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: These preliminary results suggest that immediately loaded cross-arch prostheses of both jaws can be supported by only three dental implants at least up to 1 year post-loading, though longer follow-ups are definitively needed. PMID: 30246185 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cannizzaro G, Cavallari M, Lazzarini M, Purello D'ambrosio G, Scialpi G, Audino S, Velasco-Ortega E, Ippolito DR, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediate vs conventional loading of variable-thread tapered implants supporting three- to four-unit fixed partial dentures in the posterior maxilla: 1-year interim results of a split-mouth randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Immediate loading of 3- to 4-unit fixed partial prostheses supported by variable-thread implants in the posterior maxilla can yield good and similar 1-year results to one-stage conventionally loaded implants. PMID: 30246186 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Abi-Aad H, Daher F, Dimassi H, Cordioli G, Majzoub Z Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

1-year results from a split-mouth randomised controlled pilot trial comparing implants with 0.75 mm of machined collar placed at bone level or supracrestally.
CONCLUSIONS: The smooth-collar implants inserted supracrestally showed 0.7 mm less radiographic marginal bone loss compared with implants inserted at the bone level 9 months after loading. PMID: 30246187 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Meloni SM, Baldoni E, Pisano M, Tullio A, De Riu G, Tallarico M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

A controlled study on the accuracy and precision of intraoral radiography in assessing interproximal bone defect morphology around teeth and implants.
CONCLUSIONS: Intraoral radiography lacks accuracy for assessing interproximal bone defect morphology around teeth and implants. Clinical experience does not seem to influence this. PMID: 30246188 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Christiaens V, De Bruyn H, De Vree H, Lamoral S, Jacobs R, Cosyn J Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Research in focus.
Authors: Abstract This section presents a brief review of articles on dental implants considered of special interest for the reader, in order to encourage the developing of research, the interest for data analysis and the attention to scientific publications. Your comments are welcome. Please contact Dr Michele Nieri at michelenieri@gmail.com. PMID: 30246189 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Editorial.
PMID: 30109292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M, Jacobs R, Nieri M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Guest Editorial: The Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) as the basis for this consensus conference.
PMID: 30109293 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jacobs R, van Steenberghe D Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

FOR Consensus Conference - November 16 & 17, 2017.
FOR Consensus Conference - November 16 & 17, 2017. Eur J Oral Implantol. 2018;11 Suppl 1:S9-S13 Authors: Albrektsson T, Goodacre C, Jacobs R, Jerjes W, Korfage A, Larsson C, Neukam F, Packer M, Pommer B, van Steenberghe D, Veitz-Keenan A, Wennerberg A PMID: 30109294 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Albrektsson T, Goodacre C, Jacobs R, Jerjes W, Korfage A, Larsson C, Neukam F, Packer M, Pommer B, van Steenberghe D, Veitz-Keenan A, Wennerberg A Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Diagnosis, avoidance and management of complications of implant-based treatments.
Abstract "If terms be incorrect, then statements do not accord with facts". (Confucius) "Words form the thread on which we string our experiences". (Aldous Huxley) Semantics is a term coined by Michel Bréal (1832 to 1915) a Jewish German-French linguist referring to the Greek semantikos (= meaning) in his 1897 book, "Essai de sémantique". He was a very gifted man: for example, he was the one who suggested to Pierre de Coubertin to include the marathon in the Olympic Games and who also, with the help of a Francophile American dental practitioner, Thomas William Evans, cre...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: van Steenberghe D Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Diagnosis, avoidance and management of complications of implant-based treatments.
Abstract This review provides an overview of review and consensus articles of the past 5 years regarding surgical complications in implant dentistry. The focus in this article is on surgical complications occurring after implant insertion and on risk factors that compromise oral implant osseointegration. PMID: 30109296 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lutz R, Schmitt C, Buchbender M, Neukam FW Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Prosthetic complications with implant prostheses (2001-2017).
CONCLUSIONS: Implant overdentures are associated with more complications than implant fixed complete dentures, implant fixed partial dentures, and implant single crowns. The lowest incidence of complications was reported with implant single crowns. The most common complication reported with implant fixed complete dentures was denture tooth fracture. The most common complication associated with implant overdentures was the need for adjustments. Porcelain veneer fracture/chipping was the most common complication identified in the studies of implant fixed partial dentures. The most common complication reported with implant si...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Goodacre BJ, Goodacre SE, Goodacre CJ Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Foreign body reactions, marginal bone loss and allergies in relation to titanium implants.
CONCLUSIONS: CP titanium acts as a foreign body when placed in live tissues. There may be immunological reasons behind marginal bone loss. Titanium allergy may exist in rare cases, but there is a lack of properly designed and analysed patch tests at present. PMID: 30109298 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Albrektsson T, Chrcanovic B, Mölne J, Wennerberg A Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

A review of the outcome of dental implant provision in individuals with movement disorders.
CONCLUSION: Provision of implant-supported prostheses improves chewing and quality of life for patients with movement disorders and should be considered as an option in the treatment planning for tooth loss in this group of patients. However, straightforward designs that lend themselves to easier long-term maintenance should be adopted. PMID: 30109299 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Packer ME Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Patients' expectations of oral implants: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Prior to treatment, patients have high expectations of implant therapy. In general, these expectations are met. Most studies revealed that women have higher expectations than men. The variety of applied study designs impaired comparability of results. Thus, standardised methods for measuring expectations of implant-based therapy are eagerly needed. PMID: 30109300 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Korfage A, Raghoebar GM, Meijer HJA, Vissink A Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

CBCT vs other imaging modalities to assess peri-implant bone and diagnose complications: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The present review did not provide evidence to support the use of CBCT as standard postoperative procedure to evaluate peri-implant bone. Up to date, we are clinically forced to remain with intraoral radiography, notwithstanding the inherent limitations related to restricted field of view and two-dimensional overlap. A 3D imaging approach for postoperative implant evaluation is crucial, making further development of an optimised and artefact-free CBCT protocol indispensable. PMID: 30109301 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jacobs R, Vranckx M, Vanderstuyft T, Quirynen M, Salmon B Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Oral implant survival in patients with bisphosphonate (BP)/antiresorptive and radiation therapy and their impact on osteonecrosis of the jaws. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Within the limits of this systematic review, implant treatment concepts seem to be a valuable approach in patients with radiation therapy and patients with BP therapy due to an osteoporosis. In patients taking BPs due to a malignant disease, implant treatments are not recommended due to the high number of reported implant-related necrosis in this patient cohort. Outcomes of this review should, however, be regarded with caution due to the low level of evidence of the currently existing data. PMID: 30109302 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Schmitt CM, Buchbender M, Lutz R, Neukam FW Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Impact of asepsis technique on implant success. A review.
Abstract Asepsis is described as a state free from microorganisms. In medicine, an aseptic environment is necessary and expected to avoid the spread of infection through contact between persons, sprays and splashes, inhalation, and sharps. Most dental procedures are performed in a "clean "environment with the common use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as disposable gloves, masks and protective eyewear with disinfection of surfaces and sterilization of instruments. For surgical procedure such as the insertion of endosseous implants, the recommendations are not clear. The use of antimicrobials ...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Veitz-Keenan A, Ferraiolo DM, Keenan JR Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Long-term clinical outcome of implants with different surface modifications.
In conclusion, the present systematic review demonstrates that it is possible to achieve very good long-term results with all types of included surfaces. PMID: 30109304 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Wennerberg A, Albrektsson T, Chrcanovic B Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Extra-short ( < 7 mm) and extra-narrow diameter ( < 3.5 mm) implants: a meta-analytic literature review.
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Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Pommer B, Mailath-Pokorny G, Haas R, Buseniechner D, Millesi W, Fürhauser R Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Material-related complications in implant-supported fixed dental restorations. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The review did not succeed in providing convincing evidence to answer the question concerning a possible relationship between restoration materials and prevalence of technical complications in implant-supported restorations. PMID: 30109306 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Papia E, Larsson C Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Surgical experience, workload and learning curve vs postoperative outcome.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the fact that experience matters, many factors can influence the outcome of the surgery. If the surgeon, despite his/her lack of seniority, manages to utilise experience appropriately then there will be a beneficial outcome for the patient. PMID: 30109307 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jerjes W, Hopper C Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Editorial: What type of clinical research do we need and the articles we want to publish in EJOI.
PMID: 29806662 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediately loaded zygomatic implants vs conventional dental implants in augmented atrophic maxillae: 1-year post-loading results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
ito M Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcome of immediately loaded cross-arch maxillary prostheses supported by zygomatic implants vs conventional implants placed in augmented bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 71 edentulous patients with severely atrophic maxillas without sufficient bone volumes for placing dental implants, or when it was possible to place only two implants in the anterior area (minimal diameter 3.5 mm and length of 8 mm) and less than 4 mm of bone height subantrally, were randomised according to a parallel group design to receive zygomatic implants (35 patients) to be loaded ...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Davó R, Felice P, Pistilli R, Barausse C, Marti-Pages C, Ferrer-Fuertes A, Ippolito DR, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediate vs early loading of 6.6 mm flapless-placed single implants: 9 years after-loading report of a split-mouth randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Flapless-placed 6.6 mm long single implants can be immediately loaded and remain successful up to 9 years after loading. Conflict-of-interest statement: This study was initially supported by a grant from Biomet 3i, which also provided free implants and related prosthetic components. Zimmer-Biomet then decided that this study was of no interest and stopped their funding, so the study became completely self-supported. Data property always belonged to the authors and by no means did the manufacturer interfere with the conduct of the trial or the publication of its results. PMID: 29806664 [PubMed - in process...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cannizzaro G, Felice P, Trullenque-Eriksson A, Lazzarini M, Velasco-Ortega E, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Posterior atrophic jaws rehabilitated with prostheses supported by 6 mm long × 4 mm wide implants or by longer implants in augmented bone. 3-year post-loading results from a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Results at 3 years after loading indicate that 6 mm long implants with a conventional diameter of 4 mm achieved similar, if not better, results than longer implants placed in augmented bone. Short implants might be a preferable choice to bone augmentation, especially in posterior mandibles, since the treatment is faster, cheaper and associated with less morbidity. However, data obtained 5 to 10 years after loading are necessary before making reliable recommendations. Conflict of interest statement: Tecnoss and Southern Implants partially supported this trial and donated biomaterials, implants and prosthetic co...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Felice P, Barausse C, Pistilli V, Piattelli M, Ippolito DR, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Natural or palatal positioning of immediate post-extractive implants in the aesthetic zone? 1-year results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: These preliminary results suggest that positioning of immediate post-extractive implants 3 mm more palatally is not improving aesthetics, however, the sample size of the present study was limited, thus larger trials are needed to confirm of reject the present findings. Conflict-of-interest statement: The manufacturer of the implants - Mozo-Grau Ticare, Valladolid, Spain - used in this investigation, donated the implants and partially supported this trial. However, data belonged to the authors and by no means did the sponsor interfere with the conduct of the trial or the publication of its results. PMID: 2...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M, González-García A, Peñarrocha Diago M, Fernández Encinas R, Trullenque-Eriksson A, Xhanari E, Peñarrocha Oltra D Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Computer-guided vs freehand placement of immediately loaded dental implants: 5-year postloading results of a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Both approaches achieved successful results over the 5-year follow-up period. Statistically higher post-operative pain and swelling were experienced at sites treated freehand with flap elevation. Less marginal bone loss (0.4 mm) was observed in the computer-guided group, at 5 years follow-up. Conflict-of-interest statement: This trial was completely self-funded and all the authors declare no conflicts of interest. PMID: 29806667 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Tallarico M, Esposito M, Xhanari E, Caneva M, Meloni SM Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

5-year outcomes after coverage of soft tissue dehiscence around single implants: A prospective cohort study.
Abstract PURPOSE: To report the 5-year clinical and aesthetic outcomes of a novel surgical-prosthetic approach for the treatment of buccal soft tissue dehiscence around single dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with buccal soft tissues dehiscence around single implants in the aesthetic area were treated by removing the implant-supported crown, reducing the implant abutment, coronally advanced flap in combination with connective tissue graft and final restoration. After the first year, patients were recalled three times a year until the final clinical re-evaluation performed 5 years after ...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Zucchelli G, Felice P, Mazzotti C, Marzadori M, Mounssif I, Monaco C, Martina S Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Autogenous transplant of two impacted mandibular canines: a case report with 2-year follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: In this case the transplantation of the mandibular canines was successful and maintained the vitality of the transplanted teeth for at least 2 years. By preserving the periodontal ligament is it possible to re-establish a functional tooth unit, which allows a physiologic growth of the jaws. Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest. PMID: 29806669 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Testori T, Scaini R, Weinstein T, Deflorian M, Taschieri S, Del Fabbro M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Displacement of a dental implant in the mandible body: an unusual case report.
CONCLUSIONS: In cases of implant displacement, it is always recommended that appropriate radiographs are performed to visualise where the implants could have been displaced in order to avoid more serious consequences. Conflict-of-interest notification: The authors declare no financial relationships and therefore no conflict of interest. PMID: 29806670 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Pistilli V, Checchi V, De Paolis F, Pistilli R, Barausse C Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Research in focus.
Authors: Abstract This section presents a brief review of articles on dental implants considered of special interest for the reader, in order to encourage the developing of research, the interest for data analysis and the attention to scientific publications. Your comments are welcome. Please contact Dr Michele Nieri at michelenieri@gmail.com. PMID: 29806671 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Does it still make sense to believe published scientific literature? Editorial.
PMID: 29557397 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - March 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediately loaded zygomatic implants vs conventional dental implants in augmented atrophic maxillae: 4 months post-loading results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
ice P Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcome of immediately loaded cross-arch maxillary prostheses supported by zygomatic implants vs conventional implants placed in augmented bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 71 edentulous patients with severely atrophic maxillas, who did not have sufficient bone volume to place dental implants or when it was possible to place only two implants in the front area (minimal diameter 3.5 mm and length of 8 mm) and less than 4.0 mm of bone height subantrally, were randomised according to a parallel group design. They (35 patients) received zygomatic implants to b...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - March 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M, Davó R, Marti-Pages C, Ferrer-Fuertes A, Barausse C, Pistilli R, Ippolito DR, Felice P Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

4 mm long vs longer implants in augmented bone in posterior atrophic jaws: 1-year post-loading results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate whether 4.0 mm short dental implants could be an alternative to augmentation with xenographs in the maxilla and placement of at least 10.0 mm long implants in posterior atrophic jaws. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of 40 patients with atrophic posterior (premolar and molar areas) mandibles with 5.0 mm to 6.0 mm bone height above the mandibular canal and 40 patients with atrophic maxillas having 4.0 mm to 5.0 mm below the maxillary sinus, were randomised according to a parallel group design to receive between one and three 4.0 mm long implants or one to three implants of at least ...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - March 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Bolle C, Felice P, Barausse C, Pistilli V, Trullenque-Eriksson A, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Posterior atrophic jaws rehabilitated with prostheses supported by 5 × 5 mm implants with a nanostructured calcium-incorporated titanium surface or by longer implants in augmented bone. 3-year results from a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Three years after loading, 5.0 mm × 5.0 mm implants achieved similar results than longer implants placed in augmented bone. Short implants might be a preferable choice to bone augmentation especially in posterior mandibles since the treatment is faster, cheaper and associated with less morbidity. However, 5- to 10-year post-loading data are necessary before making reliable recommendations. Conflict-of-interest statement: MegaGen (Implant, Gyeongbuk, South Korea) partially supported this trial and donated implants and prosthetic components used in this study, whereas Tecnoss (Giaveno, Italy) donated the b...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - March 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Gastaldi G, Felice P, Pistilli V, Barausse C, Ippolito DR, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

Immediate, early (6 weeks) and delayed loading (3 months) of single, partial and full fixed implant supported prostheses: 1-year post-loading data from a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: All loading strategies were highly successful and no differences could be observed for implant survival and complications when loading implants immediately, early or conventionally. Conflict of interest statement: This trial was partially funded by MegaGen, the manufacturer of the implants evaluated in this investigation, however data belonged to the authors and by no means did the manufacturer interfere with the conduct of the trial or the publication of its results. PMID: 29557401 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology)
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - March 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Mitsias M, Siormpas K, Pistilli V, Trullenque-Eriksson A, Esposito M Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research

The role of dental implant abutment design on the aesthetic outcome: preliminary 3-month post-loading results from a multicentre split-mouth randomised controlled trial comparing two different abutment designs.
CONCLUSIONS: The preliminary results of the comparison between two different abutment designs did not disclose any statistically significant differences between the evaluated abutments. However the large number of missing radiographs and clinical pictures casts doubt on the reliability of the results. Longer follow-ups of wider patient populations are needed to better understand whether there is an effective advantage with one of the two abutment designs. Conflict of interest statement: This research project was originally partially funded by Biomax (Andover, MA, USA), the manufacturer of the Curvomax abutments evaluated i...
Source: European Journal of Oral Implantology - March 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: Esposito M, Cardaropoli D, Gobbato L, Scutellà F, Fabianelli A, Mascellani S, Delli Ficorelli G, Mazzocco F, Sbricoli L, Trullenque-Eriksson A Tags: Eur J Oral Implantol Source Type: research