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Implant success does not differ significantly according to implant type

Julie M. Coe, DDS, MS, MBA .


Systematic Review Conclusion

No evidence supported superior long-term success of any particular implant types, but limited evidence indicated that the risk of experiencing early failure and peri-implantitis may differ between smooth- and rough-surface implants.

Critical Summary Assessment

In a high-quality systematic review of 27 randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the authors compared 38 implant types and found no evidence that any implant system provided greater long-term clinical success than another.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019