Sakka et al reported features of a successful dental implant. The authors are from Al-Farabi Dental College, University of Al-Baath and University of Aleppo in Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Patient selection: dental implant


Features of a successful dental implant:

(1) absence of pain or discomfort under vertical or horizontal forces

(2) absence of any negative subjective sensation

(3) absence of peri-implant inflammation (peri-implantitis)

(4) implant stability with osseointegration


Pain may be associated with:

(1) mobility of the implant

(2) inflammation

(3) pressure on a nerve

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