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 Implant Lives MATTER!!! How drugs are contributing to the success and/or failure of dental implants

Robert Cadalso Jr., DDS, MS DDSMentoring Updated: 3/7/2018 6:57:44 PM

Although smoking continues to be the single greatest "killer" of dental implants there is evidence that many other medications contribute to implant failure and conversely some that may promote implant success by actually promoting osseointegration. Several studies are highlighted in this thread which specifically looked at the effects of medications such as NSAIDs, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), and others and their effects on dental implants.The study by Salduz et al., specifically looked at the effects of NSAIDs and hydroxiapatite (HA) coated implants drawing the conclusion (albeit in a...

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