Dental implants in aggressive periodontitis – short-term findings

Aggressive periodontitis (AgP) comprises a group of severe and rapidly progressive forms of periodontitis often characterized by an early age of clinical manifestation and a distinctive tendency for cases to aggregate in families. The use of dental implants for replacement of missing teeth is a viable option in the rehabilitation of the periodontally compromised patients. The availability of this treatment option may also influence the decision of clinicians whether or not to preserve teeth with varying degrees of periodontal tissue destruction. Few studies so far have evaluated the long-term survival rates of implants in patients treated for generalized aggressive periodontitis and the present published literature is mainly composed of case reports or case series. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the success of dental implants in patients with generalized aggressive periodontitis. It is hypothesized that microbiological and biochemical parameters are correlated with bone level measurements around the implants.

Learning objectives

  • To assess implant success rate in generalized aggressive periodontitis patients
  • To learn the differences in microbiological and biochemical parameters in dental implants and the teeth in the same individuals
  • To evaluate the potential effects of smoking on clinical, microbiological and biochemical parameters