Debate Over Delayed vs. Immediate Implants

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Published Date 04/06/2011
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The debate over implants has become a ?Tower of Babel,?? where there is a good amount of data, but limited definitive studies to guide surgeons in their decisions on immediate (compared with delayed) implant placement in the anterior, according to a speaker at the 2011 International Implantology Week hosted at New York University College of Dentistry and sponsored by Zimmer Dental. Maurizio Tonetti, DMD, PhD, who is Director of the European Research Group on Periodontology and Editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, cited data from several studies, including one from his group, that compared immediate and delayed implant placement. In a Cochrane Database review, 2 randomized controlled trials compared immediate versus delayed implants in 126 patients and found no statistically significant differences. The debate over implants has become a ?Tower of Babel,?? where there is a good amount of data, but limited definitive studies to guide surgeons in their decisions on immediate (compared with delayed) implant placement in the anterior, according to a speaker at the 2011 International Implantology Week hosted at New York University College of Dentistry and sponsored by Zimmer Dental. Maurizio Tonetti, DMD, PhD, who is Director of the European Research Group on Periodontology and Editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, cited data from several studies, including one from his group, that compared immediate and delayed implant placement. In a Cochrane Database review, 2 randomized controlled trials compared immediate versus delayed implants in 126 patients and found no statistically significant differences.
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