Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Complications Of Immediate Loading Of Single Implants In The Anterior Maxilla After One Year: A Questionnaire Survey

Ahmed Mustafa Alghazal, Ali Abdullah Albattah, Majed Saleh Alenezi, Majd Salah Deeb, Sakhr Abdulhadi Alarjani


Aim: To evaluate dental complications arising from singleloaded implant in anterior maxilla carried out by private dental practitioners in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia one year after insertion. Methods:A cross-sectional survey of private dental practitioners was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The questionnaire instrument was developed based on complications arising from loading immediate implant in the anterior maxilla after one year. Data was analyzed using SPSS. Results: The majority (75%) of the complications were periodontal followed by prosthodontics (58%), biological (43%), and surgical (39%). The source of knowledge about dental implant with majority of the cases being specialty programs (78%). From the aesthetic point of view, 41.9% were reported to happen within the first three months and 71.4% of practitioners attributed that to changes in hard tissues. Conclusion: In the present study on the immediate loading of single implants in the anterior maxilla, periodontal complications were reported by the majority of practitioners. Further long-term studies on a larger sample are needed to confirm these results.

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