Evaluation of treatment outcomes and clinical indications for antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing implantation procedures.

PURPOSE The use of antibiotic therapy during implantation to reduce the risk of an early implant failure is widely discussed among clinicists. However, half an hour after the procedure a quarter of patients show bacteremia which could decrease the efficacy of the surgery. Implant failure is associated with destruction of bone tissue within the alveolar… CONTINUE READING