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Treatment guidelines

Benefits and limitations of single implant treatment

Key points

  • The application of implants for single-tooth replacements has evolved into a viable surgical and prosthodontic treatment option with reporting of excellent implant survival rates and satisfied patients.
  • It is crucial to carefully examine the patient’s expectations, available hard and soft tissues, and available interdental and interocclusal space.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
The high survival rates of single dental implants have made them a highly desirable option for replacing single teeth. Several studies identified survival rates for single implants that ranged between 94.4% and 99% with a mean survival rate of 96.7%. The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs evaluated 10 studies involving 1,453 single tooth implants and reported a mean survival rate of 96.7%.


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