Implant-supported mandibular removable partial dentures: Functional, clinical and radiographical parameters in relation to implant position

Charlotte Jensen*, Caroline M. Speksnijder, Gerry M. Raghoebar, Wouter Kerdijk, Henny J. A. Meijer, Marco S. Cune

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Background: Patients with a Kennedy class I situation often encounter problems with their removable partial denture (RPD).

Purpose: To assess the functional benefits of implant support to RPDs, the clinical performance of the implants and teeth and to determine the most favorable implant position: the premolar (PM) or molar (M) region.

Materials and methods: Thirty subjects received 2 PM and 2 M implants. A new RPD was made. Implant support was provided 3 months later. In a cross-over model, randomly, 2 implants (PM or M) supported the RPD during 3 months. Masticatory performance was assessed using the mixing ability index (MAI). Clinical and radiographic parameters were assessed. Non-parametric statistical analysis for related samples and post hoc comparisons were performed.

Results: Masticatory performance differed significantly between the stages of treatment (P

Conclusions: Implant support to a Kennedy class I RPD significantly improves masticatory function, regardless of implant position. No major clinical problems were observed.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)432-439
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftClinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
Vroegere onlinedatum20-mrt-2017
StatusPublished - jun-2017

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