Background: Tooth loss is very common and it can happen as a result of disease and trauma; therefore, the use of dental implants to provide support for replacement of missing teeth has a long and multifaceted history. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the success rate of dental implants in medically compromised patients. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Oral and maxillofacial surgery of the dental institute. For the study, files of the patients selected for study were grouped into Study group and Control group. Study group consisted of medically compromised patients whereas control group consisted of normal healthy patients. Patientís age, gender and ASA status were studied for demographic profile. Results: A total of 50 patients participated in the study. 25 patients belonged to study group and the other 25 patients belonged to control group. The number of failed dental implants in study group was 3 and was 1 in control group. Extraction of dental implant was done for 5 teeth in study group and 6 implants in control group. On comparing the results were statistically significant for failed dental implants. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the present study, it can be concluded that failure of dental implant is more prevalent in medical compromised patients.
Keywords: dental implant, oral surgery, edentulous