10-year follow-up on Xive implants

A first long-term, prospective study with 10-year follow-up on Xive implants, where as many as 74% of the initially included patients attended the 10-year visit, has recently been published in Clinical Oral Implants Research.

This 10-year prospective study aimed to investigate the clinical performance of Xive implants when used in an immediate loading protocol to support fixed partial prostheses. A total of 114 patients, rehabilitated with 284 Xive implants, were included into the study. At yearly re-call visits, success status (according to Misch et al¹), clinical and radiological examinations as well as any complications were recorded.

After 10 years, 30 patients (78 implants) had been lost to follow-up. Eight implant failures were registered during the study period, rendering a total implant survival rate of 97.2%. Mean marginal bone level reduction at 10 years was -1.81 mm. Only minor prosthetic complications were recorded during the observation period.

Conclusively, this long-term clinical study showed that Xive implants successfully can be used to support immediate restorations.

Degidi M, Nardi D, Piattelli A. 10-year prospective cohort follow-up of immediately restored Xive implants. Clin Oral Implants Res 2015;E-pub Jun 21, doi: 10.1111/clr.12642. Abstract

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¹Misch CE, Perel ML, Wang HL et al. Implant success, survival, and failure: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) Pisa Consensus Conference. Implant Dent. 2008 Mar;17(1):5-15.