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A literature review is made to analyze the survival of implants placed with the osteotome technique.
A PubMed search was made based on the key words “osteotome AND dental implants”, corresponding to publications between 1998-2008. Th e inclusion criteria were: a) a minimum of 10 patients; b) a minimum follow-up of 6 months; c) implants placed using the osteotome technique with or without indirect sinus lift; and d) specification of the implant number and survival rate. Sixty-four articles were identified, of which 20 met the inclusion criteria.
A total of 2006 implants were placed in 1312 patients using the osteotome technique. The duration of follow-up after
prosthetic loading ranged from 6-144 months. Indirect sinus lift was carried out in all but one of the studies. The
residual crest height ranged from 2.3-11.7 mm. with a mean gain in bone after sinus lift of 2.5-5.5 mm. The time
from implant placement to prosthetic loading varied from 1.5-9 months. The percentage implant survival rate was
The survival rate of implants placed with the osteotome technique is high and does not differ with respect to implant
placement with the conventional technique.