[Implant-supported bridges in the edentulous jaw. Clinical aspects of a simple treatment concept]

Balmer, Sacha; Mericske-Stern, Regina (2006). [Implant-supported bridges in the edentulous jaw. Clinical aspects of a simple treatment concept]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 116(7), pp. 728-39. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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Clinical aspects of a simple treatment concept with fixed prostheses in the edentulous jaw are described. Fixed implant-supported reconstructions in the edentulous jaw require multiple implants, are technically complex, aesthetically demanding and metal-ceramic solutions are expensive. Specific surgical techniques to enhance the hard and soft tissue conditions become often necessary. Thus the bar-supported overdenture may be preferred, because problems with aesthetics and alveolar ridge deficiencies can be solved more easily and the number of implants is reduced. Both, the "All-on-Four" technique and the "Procera implant bridge" are simple type of fixed prostheses, comparable to overdentures or complete dentures with regard to design and technology. They present a cost-effective alternative, with predictable aesthetics and optimum passive fit.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Prosthodontics [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Mericske, Regina




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

PubMed ID:



https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21836 (FactScience: 15259)

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