Genetic Basis of Dental Implant Failure and Alveolar Ridge Resorption

  • Alexandre Rezende Vieira


The frequency of dental implant failure is approximately 3.5%, a statistic that is independent of the geographic area. The process of dental implant failure has a genetic component that is best defined as complex, and likely has small contributions from multiple genes and is also influenced by environmental factors. With the ever-increasing number of dental implants being performed, the absolute number of failed cases also grows, and thus an interest in preventing those losses from occurring has grown accordingly. An additional challenge for prosthodontists is the amount of alveolar bone resorption that occurs after tooth loss, and the variation seen in populations suggests it has a similar multifactorial inheritance modality.


Peri-implantitis Periodontitis Periodontal diseases Genetics Heredity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre Rezende Vieira
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  1. 1.Oral BiologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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