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Table 3 Specific Parameters summary in cross sectional studies

From: Patients' expectations from dental implants: a systematic review of the literature

Parameter Item Main finding Study
Author,Year N
Survival time Fix dentures live longer than removable dentures   Hof, 2012 [25] 5
Implant supported dentures last longer than toot h supported dentures
Predictability of treatment success
Dental implants last for a life time 59% the life time Hof, 2012 [25];
24% the life time Pommer, 2011 [26];
34% the life time Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
7% >25 years; 66% :10-20 years Rustemeyer, 2007 [9]
all patients expected the implants to function in the mouth during the rest of their lives Johannsen, 2012 [31]
Treatment duration Healing period of at least 2 months after tooth extraction   Hof, 2012 [25] 1
Healing period at least 2 months after implant placement
Time efficiency of the treatment
Risks/ Complications Acceptance of higher risk of failure to shorten your total treatment duration   Hof, 2012 [25] 3
Who/What would you blame for implant loss?   Pommer, 2011 [26]; Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
Bone graft Surgery Avoidance of bone grafting   Hof, 2012 [25] 1
Acceptance to undergo bone graft surgery to enable dental implant placement
Acceptance of extra oral bone graft surgery
Acceptance of Intraoral bone graft surgery -chin
Acceptance of Intraoral bone graft surgery -retromolar region
Acceptance of Bone substitute material
Cost Cost efficiency of the treatment 1/3 refuse additional cost; feel cost is barrier Hof, 2012 [25]; 5
Most patients can not cover the cost of implant treatment Rustemeyer, 2007 [9]
76% feel expensive Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
83% too expensive ; income has relationship to choose implant Pommer, 2011 [26]
The costs were also considered worthwhile even though some of the patients perceived them high Johannsen, 2012 [31]
Acceptance of addition cost of guided implant surgery to avoid bone graft surgery
Special dental care Keep Oral hygiene 6% less care then natural teeth Pommer, 2011 [26]; 4
7% less care then natural teeth Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
4% less care then natural teeth Rustemeyer, J.2007 [9]
The patients perceived that the oral hygiene procedure was too time-consuming with the new teeth, which highlighted another import issue. Johannsen, A. 2012 [31]
Second opinion seeking Would you be content with a removable replacement denture   Pommer, 2011 [26] 3
Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
fixed dentures are not possible without placement of dental Implants   Hof, 2012 [25]
Placement of dental Implants is not possible in your specific case  
Placement of dental implants is not possible without previous bone graft surgery  
Placement of dental implants is not possible without previous CT  
Avoidance of removable dentures  
Adequate information Alternatives of replacing missing teeth Implant supported Pommer, 2011 [26] 2
Removable partial Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
Removable complete
Fixed partial
Be well informed about implants
Be well informed about other restore methods
Disadvantage of implant supported dentures High costs
Need of surgery
Long treatment time
Advantages of fix vs removable Less annoying in the mouth
Look nicer
As good as natural teeth in function
Do not feel like a foreign body
More information is needed  
Information source Where to get 74% from dentists; Well informed 9% Pommer, 2011 [26]; 3
68% from dentists; Well informed 4% Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
Where you would like to get 41% from dentists Rustemeyer, 2007 [9];
Friends and acquaintances
Media
Role model Successful Experiences from friends Rustemeyer, 2007 [9] 1
GP/specialist Need Better qualified Pommer, 2011 [26] 2
Use up-to-date implant techniques Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
Outcome Aesthetic Rustemeyer, J.2007 [9]; Allen, 1999 [29]; Baracat, 2011 [22]; de Lima. 2012 [24]; Grey, 2013 [30]; Johannsen, 2012 [31]; Tepper, 2003 [27],[28] 7
Function Speaking - Phonetics Allen, 1999 [29] 7
Occlusion Baracat, 2011 [22]
Mastication/Chew ability de Lima. 2012 [24]
Swallow ability Johannsen, 2012 [31]
General function change Rustemeyer, 2007 [9]; Heydecke, 2008 [23]; Grey, 2013 [30]
Retention Allen, 1999 [29]
Stability Baracat, 2011 [22]
Comfort de Lima. 2012 [24]
Improve quality of life Johannsen, 2012 [31]
Satisfaction Compared with natural teeth Allen, 1999 [29] 6
Compared with current prosthesis Baracat, 2011 [22]
General satisfaction Heydecke, 2008 [23]
de Lima. 2012 [24]
Tepper, 2003 [27],[28]
Pommer, 2011 [26]