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Maintenance following implant treatment is essential to ensure long-term stability. Accordingly, the objective of this study was to investigate the factors leading patients to discontinue maintenance following implant treatment. Among the 729 patients that underwent implantation at the Department of Oral Implantology, Osaka Dental University Hospital from… (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term aesthetic outcome of the single crowns supported by soft tissue level implants placed in healed sites in the anterior maxilla region via the pink aesthetic score (PES) and the white aesthetic score (WES). MATERIAL AND METHODS According to the inclusion criteria, patients who had received a single Straumann(®) Standard… (More)
PURPOSE Recently, there have been reports in favor of avoiding prosthodontic intervention as Shortened Dental Arch (SDA) in Northern Europe. However, many of these reports were conducted through interviews and questionnaires, and so the evaluation of the results lacked objectivity. Thus, this research analyzed the clinical status of SDA. METHODS For the… (More)
Implant treatment is believed to cause minimal invasion of remaining teeth. However, few studies have examined teeth adjacent to an implant region. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of occlusal contact size of implants on the periodontal mechanosensitive threshold of adjacent premolars. A cross-sectional study design was adopted. The Department… (More)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s40064-015-1569-3.].