Clinical research in implant dentistry: evaluation of implant-supported restorations, aesthetic and patient-reported outcomes

Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 05/04/2012

The articles discussed in working group 3 dealt with specific aspects of clinical research. In this context, the literature reporting on survival and complication rates of implant–supported or implant–tooth supported restorations in longitudinal studies of at least 5 years were discussed. The second aspect dealt with the evaluation of aesthetic outcomes in clinical studies and the related index systems available. Finally, the third aspect discussed dealt with patient–reported outcome measures (PROMs). A detailed appraisal of the available methodology was presented.

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