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Peri-implant marginal bone loss is minimal after 5 years of function

Gerard Byrne, BDentSc, MSD .


Systematic Review Conclusion

Three evaluated implant systems exhibited minimal 5-year peri-implant bone loss.

Critical Summary Assessment

The results of this limited systematic review indicate bone loss of less than 1 millimeter after 5 years of function, with significant differences between implant systems.

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