Maxillary implant-supported overdentures opposed by (partial) natural dentitions: A 5-year prospective case series study

G. C. Boven*, J. W. A. Slot, G. M. Raghoebar, A. Vissink, H. J. A. Meijer

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the 5-year treatment outcome of maxillary implant-retained overdentures opposed by natural antagonistic teeth. Fifty consecutive patients received maxillary overdentures supported by six dental implants. Implants were placed in the anterior region, if enough bone was present (n = 25 patients) Implant were placed in the posterior region if implant placement in the anterior region was not possible (n = 25 patients). Variables assessed included survival of implants, condition of hard and soft peri-implant tissues and patients' satisfaction. The five-year implant survival rate was 970% and 993%, and mean radiographic bone loss was 023 and 069 mm in the anterior and posterior group, respectively. Median scores for plaque, calculus, gingiva, bleeding and mean scores for pocket probing depth were low and stayed low. Patients' satisfaction after treatment was high in both groups. Within the limits of this 5-year study, it is concluded that six dental implants (placed in the anterior or posterior region) connected with a bar and opposed to natural antagonistic teeth result in acceptable results for clinical parameters and good outcomes for marginal bone level changes and patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-995
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Oral Rehabilitation
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2017

Keywords

  • prospective studies
  • dental implants
  • dentition
  • denture
  • overlay
  • mandible
  • maxilla
  • OF-THE-LITERATURE
  • RETAINED OVERDENTURES
  • ENDOSSEOUS IMPLANTS
  • CONSENSUS STATEMENTS
  • SATISFACTION
  • PATIENT
  • TRIAL

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