One of the largest long-term clinical studies on the survival and success of dental implants has been conducted at the University of Bern in Switzerland. The study assessed the outcome of 511 Straumann SLA tissue-level implants in 303 patients over ten years.
Its authors concluded that their retrospective analysis resulted in a ten-year implant survival rate of 98.8% and a success rate of 97.0%. In addition, the prevalence of peri-implantitis in a large cohort of orally healthy patients was low with 1.8% during the ten-year period. No implant fracture was noted.
This study is one of the first large ten-year clinical studies to document a dental implant of this kind that is still on the market. The Straumann SLA tissue-level implant is one of the most extensively studied dental implants and these long-term results explain why it is also one of the most widely used.
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