Dental surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons and implantologists are increasingly interested in the effects of vitamin D on bone metabolism and the immune system. The correct concentration of this prohormone potentially correlates with success at each stage of osteointegration of endosseous implants.A review of literature related to the topic of the paper.A suitable level of vitamin D3 is crucial from the day of surgery. It influences the modulation of the immune system – increases the production of cathelicidin and defensin, and reduces the expression of proinflammatory cytokines. It also has a positive effect on bone metabolism in osteo-suppression via the induction of osteoblasts and osteoclasts and continuous bone remodeling around the implant after prosthetic restoration.The prevalence of low vitamin D levels in the European population leads to the conclusion that a high deficit is not a factor directly responsible for failures in the process of osteointegration.
Trybek G, Aniko-Wlodarczyk M, Kwiatek J, Preuss O, Brodkiewicz A, Sinicyn A, et al. The effect of vitamin D3 on the osteointegration of dental implants. Balt J Health Phys Act. 2018;10(4):25-33. doi: 10.29359/BJHPA.10.4.02
Author ORCID Identifier
Grzegorz Trybek https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3900-4901