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Treatment guidelines

Drug Abuse

Key points

  • Drugs, prescribed or not, can interfere with implant surgery, related medication and treatment outcomes.
  • In case of drug abuse, such as painkillers and benzodiazepines, the risk becomes relevant.
  • It is critical to evaluate if the patient’s drug abuse affects the planned treatment and the necessary compliance.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Dental implant therapy is usually an elective procedure. But treatment should not even be initiated unless appropriate medical and dental histories have been taken and reviewed with the patient. Ancillary data should be collected and carefully analyzed to confirm that the potential benefits of implant placement outweigh their associated risks compared to more traditional prosthodontic treatment options.


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