Long-term outcomes of oral rehabilitation with dental implants in HIV-positive patients: A retrospective case series

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BACKGROUND The existing information on oral rehabilitations with dental implants in VIH-positive patients is scarce and of poor quality. Moreover, no long-term follow-up studies are available. Hence, the aims of this study were to describe the long-term survival and success rates of dental implants in a group of HIV-positive patients and to identify the most common postoperative complications, including peri-implant diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective case series of HIV-positive subjects treated with dental implants at the School of Dentistry of the University of Barcelona (Spain) was studied. Several clinical parameters were registered, including CD4 cell count, viral load and surgical complications. Additionally, the patients were assessed for implant survival and success rates and for the prevalence of peri-implant diseases. A descriptive statistical analysis of the data was performed. RESULTS Nine participants (57 implants) were included. The patients' median age was 42 years (IQR=13.5 years). The implant survival and success rates were 98.3% and 68.4%, respectively, with a mean follow-up of 77.5 months (SD=16.1 months). The patient-based prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis were 22.2% and 44.4% respectively at the last appointment. Patients that attended regular periodontal maintenance visits had significantly less mean bone loss than non-compliant patients (1.3 mm and 3.9 mm respectively). CONCLUSIONS Oral rehabilitation with dental implants in HIV-positive patients seems to provide satisfactory results. In order to reduce the considerably high prevalence of peri-implant diseases, strict maintenance programmes must be implemented.

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@inproceedings{GayEscoda2016LongtermOO, title={Long-term outcomes of oral rehabilitation with dental implants in HIV-positive patients: A retrospective case series}, author={Cosme Gay-Escoda and D{\'e}bora P{\'e}rez-{\'A}lvarez and Octavi Camps-Font and Rui Figueiredo}, booktitle={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal}, year={2016} }