Dental Implant Clinical Trials 2023

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Er:YAG Laserfor Peri-Implantitis

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The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimated that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry by providing tooth-like replacement for missing teeth and a solution that is predictable with long-term success.. After the implant is placed, natural bacteria from the mouth can develop around implants just like around natural teeth. Studies have shown that bacterial contamination can cause peri-implantitis- gum disease or inflammation around the implant, eventually leading to bone loss. Removing bacteria from dental implant surfaces can prevent peri-implantitis, and surface debridement constitutes the basis of treatment of peri-implant disease. Typically, mechanical hand instrumentation using curettes to remove biofilm and calculus is the main basis for periodontal therapy. However, total debridement is difficult, and the hand tools may damage the surface of the implant and making it more plaque retentive. Studies have shown that mechanical non-surgical therapy alone is not sufficient to treat peri-implantitis. There is evidence that a dental laser may be an effective method to remove bacteria from implant surfaces, with less damage to the surface. One type of dental laser, Er:YAG, appears optimal for implant decontamination as the Er:YAG laser energy is primarily absorbed by water, resulting in vaporization of bacteria and minimal surface alterations on the implant surface.The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of biofilm decontamination of Er:YAG laser compared to carbon fiber curette.
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Tufts University School of Dental MedicineRobert Gyurko, DMD, PhD
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What Are Dental Implant Clinical Trials?

Dental implants are medical structures that replace missing tooth roots with metal posts. They are surgically implanted into the jaw to support a dental appliance such as a bridge, denture, or a crown. A dental implant can improve a person’s appearance and restore their ability to chew solid foods.

Why Is Dental Implant Being Studied Through Clinical Trials?

Dental implant clinical trials are needed to develop a better understanding of the positive and negative effects of the techniques used. Without clinical trials, most of the advancements and medications would not be possible, and practitioners may end up using ineffective treatments that could be harmful.

Further research in dental implants will make the practice faster and easier, which is ideal for positive patient outcomes.

What Are The Types of Treatments Available For Dental Implants?

The two most common types of dental implants are endosteal and subperiosteal. Of these, the former is the most popular type because it is considered to be the safest. Endosteal implants consist of screws or cylinders that are made of titanium. They are surgically implanted into the jawbone to hold artificial teeth in place.

Subperiosteal implants are metal implant frameworks that rest on top of the jawbone. They are a substitute for endosteal dental implants for patients with weaker jawbones or shallow jawbone.

A third type of dental implant, known as zygomatic implants, are also used in rare circumstances. Zygomatic implants have a high risk of complications, including sinusitis which can develop several years after their placement.

What Are Some Recent Breakthrough Clinical Trials For Dental Implants?

The following studies highlight breakthroughs in dental implant surgeries.

2005: Comparative Analysis of Dental Implant Systems - This research conducted randomized controlled clinical trials on various dental implant systems to study the differences in their failure rate. The study found no clinical differences among the dental implant systems and suggested the need for larger patient samples for a more conclusive analysis.

2013: Short vs. Standard Dental Implants - This meta-analysis compared the survival rate of short dental implants with standard surface dental implants. Various dental implant clinical trials were included in the study. The researchers concluded that shorter implants fail at an earlier stage than standard implants.

Who Are Some of The Key Research Institutions Conducting Dental Implant Clinical Trial Research?

College of Dental Medicine at University of Columbia has played an important role in furthering the research on dental implants with ground-breaking studies that explore innovative treatment plans for patients struggling with dental issues. The institution has published many studies on dental implants based on randomized trials to study various factors, including patient outcomes, quality of life, and the survival rate of the implants.

College of Dentistry at the Ohio State University has developed various research projects that are presented at forums such as IADR, AADR, and AAO in orthodontics. The institution’s main aim is to explore more efficient use of dental implants through clinical trials. Notable research work includes the studio of hydroxyapatite-coated dental implants and their correlation with the implant failure rate.

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First Published: October 30th, 2021

Last Reviewed: February 3rd, 2023