Osteoporosis and Dental Implants - A View of Implant Success Rate in Relation to Disease Severity (pp. 61-66)
Authors: Meshal Al-Harbi, Kholoud Al-Somali, and Montaser Al-Qutub
Abstract: Dental implants have become the gold standard therapy for replacement of missing teeth. The success of dental implants is greatly dependent on its osseointegration with the alveolar bone which can be affected by several systemic conditionsvsuch as Osteoporosis. Nevertheless, osteoporosis has been recently considered not to be a contraindication for dental implants based on the continuing reports of comparable success rates to healthy individuals. We attempted to review the available evidence for correlation between implant failure and increased osteoporosis severity. Small number of trials have considered the different levels of osteoporosis. Nevertheless, a more careful approach can be suggested when approaching severe cases of osteoporosis and those superimposed by other conditions.