Author(s): Kasai T, Pogrel MA, Hossaini M
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Abstract The success rate of dental implants placed in female patients taking oral bisphosphonates, before the risks became known in 2003, were compared with a control group of females receiving implants and not taking bisphosphonates. The bisphosphonate group had an overall success rate of 86 percent versus a success rate of 95 percent in the control group. This suggests that the failure rate of implants placed in patients taking oral bisphosphonates may be higher unless suggested safeguards are taken.
This article was published in J Calif Dent Assoc
and referenced in Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Devices