Retrospective Analysis of Long-Term (up to 12 years) Clinical and Radiologic Performance of Anodized-Surface Implants

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2018 Jul/Aug;38(4):533-539. doi: 10.11607/prd.3350.


To accurately assess the long-term performance of anodized-surface implants, more data monitoring is needed outside of clinical evaluations. This retrospective study evaluated long-term implant survival and bone remodeling after up to 12 years of function. Data from 195 implants placed in 60 patients over a follow-up period ranging from 0.6 to 12.1 years were included. The implant-level survival rate was 99.0%. Marginal bone loss remained low across all follow-up cohorts. The data show that anodized-surface implants are a safe, reliable option with high implant survival rates and low levels of bone loss.

MeSH terms

  • Alveolar Bone Loss / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Remodeling
  • Dental Arch / diagnostic imaging
  • Dental Arch / surgery
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / statistics & numerical data*
  • Dental Implants / statistics & numerical data*
  • Dental Prosthesis Design
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported
  • Dental Restoration Failure / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Surface Properties
  • Titanium
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Dental Implants
  • Titanium