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Dental implants and diabetes mellitus—a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Implant Dentistry, February 2016
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Dental implants and diabetes mellitus—a systematic review
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International Journal of Implant Dentistry, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40729-016-0038-2
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Hendrik Naujokat, Burkhard Kunzendorf, Jörg Wiltfang


Dental implant surgery has developed to a widely used procedure for dental rehabilitation and is a secure and predictable procedure. Local and systemic risk factors can result in higher failure rates. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that goes in with hyperglycemia and causes multifarious side effects. Diabetes as a relative contraindication for implant surgery is controversially discussed. Because the number of patients suffering from diabetes increases, there are more diabetic patients demanding implant procedures. We aimed to answer the PICO question "Do diabetic patients with dental implants have a higher complication rate in comparison to healthy controls?" by a systematic literature search based on the PRISMA statement. We identified 22 clinical studies and 20 publications of aggregated literature, which were quite heterogeneous concerning methods and results. We conclude that patients with poorly controlled diabetes suffer from impaired osseointegration, elevated risk of peri-implantitis, and higher level of implant failure. The influence of duration of the disease is not fully clear. The supportive administration of antibiotics and chlorhexidine seems to improve implant success. When diabetes is under well control, implant procedures are safe and predictable with a complication rate similar to that of healthy patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 338 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 65 19%
Student > Bachelor 31 9%
Student > Postgraduate 28 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 6%
Other 58 17%
Unknown 110 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 167 49%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 2%
Engineering 6 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 <1%
Other 23 7%
Unknown 119 35%

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