Bruxism and dental implants : a meta-analysis

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Title Bruxism and dental implants : a meta-analysis
Author(s) Chrcanovic, Bruno ; Albrektsson, Tomas ; Wennerberg, Ann
Date 2015
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PURPOSE: To test the null hypothesis of no difference in the implant failure rates, postoperative infection, and marginal bone loss after the insertion of dental implants in bruxers compared with the insertion in non-bruxers against the alternative hypothesis of a difference. METHODS: An electronic search was undertaken in June 2014. Eligibility criteria included clinical studies, either randomized or not. RESULTS: Ten publications were included with a total of 760 implants inserted in bruxers (49 failures; 6.45%) and 2989 in non-bruxers (109 failures; 3.65%). Due to lack of information, meta-analyses for the outcomes "postoperative infection" and "marginal bone loss" were not possible. A risk ratio of 2.93 was found (95% confidence interval, 1.48-5.81; P = 0.002). CONCLUSIONS: These results cannot suggest that the insertion of dental implants in bruxers affects the implant failure rates due to a limited number of published studies, all characterized by a low level of specificity, and most of them deal with a limited number of cases without a control group. Therefore, the real effect of bruxing habits on the osseointegration and survival of endosteal dental implants is still not well established.
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Publisher Lippincott
Host/Issue Implant dentistry;5
Volume 24
ISSN 1056-6163
Pages 505-516
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
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