Several systemic diseases (and relative medications) have been reported to impair or in some cases complicate dental implant surgery. In broader terms, when dealing with patients suffering from systemic diseases, the monitoring of the medical condition and of the related post-operative complications is of great importance in order to avoid risks which could jeopardise the health of the patient. In this review, the available evidence on implant survival/success, as well as relevant surgical recommendations in patients affected by systemic diseases, are evaluated and when possible, practical suggestions for the clinician are provided.

Dental implants in patients affected by systemic diseases