A review of implant provision for hypodontia patients within a Scottish referral centre

Burns, B., Grieg, V., Bissell, V. and Savarrio, L. (2017) A review of implant provision for hypodontia patients within a Scottish referral centre. British Dental Journal, 223(2), pp. 96-99. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.623) (PMID:28729571)

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Background: Implant treatment to replace congenitally missing teeth often involves multidisciplinary input in a secondary care environment. High quality patient care requires an in-depth knowledge of treatment requirements. Aim: This service review aimed to determine treatment needs, efficiency of service and outcomes achieved in hypodontia patients. It also aimed to determine any specific difficulties encountered in service provision, and suggest methods to overcome these. Methods: Hypodontia patients in the Unit of Periodontics of the Scottish referral centre under consideration, who had implant placement and fixed restoration, or review completed over a 31 month period, were included. A standardised data collection form was developed and completed with reference to the patient's clinical record. Information was collected with regard to: the indication for implant treatment and its extent; the need for, complexity and duration of orthodontic treatment; the need for bone grafting and the techniques employed and indicators of implant success. Conclusion: Implant survival and success rates were high for those patients reviewed. Incidence of biological complications compared very favourably with the literature.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bissell, Professor Vincent and Savarrio, Mr Lee and Burns, Miss Beth
Authors: Burns, B., Grieg, V., Bissell, V., and Savarrio, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:British Dental Journal
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group for the British Dental Association
ISSN (Online):1476-5373
Published Online:21 July 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature
First Published:First published in British Dental Journal 223(2):96-99
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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