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Treatment guidelines

Recreational drugs and alcohol abuse

Key points

  • Recreational drugs can interfere with implant treatment procedures and treatment outcomes
  • Addiction to recreational drugs constitutes a serious risk for implant-based treatment
  • Non-implant based rehabilitations should be considered

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Risk factors

Relevant risk factors for implant treatment:

  • Children and adolescents (during ongoing bone/skeletal development), unless in selected anodontia patients. However, implant placement for orthodontic treatment purposes is indicated.
  • Uncontrolled metabolic diseases such as Diabetes Mellit...
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