Unconventional implants for distal cantilever fixed full-arch prostheses: a long-term evaluation of four cases

Minoretti, Roger; Triaca, Albino; Saulacic, Nikola (2012). Unconventional implants for distal cantilever fixed full-arch prostheses: a long-term evaluation of four cases. International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry, 32(2), e59-67. Carol Stream, Ill.: Quintessence Publ.

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Excessive cantilever lengths of fixed implant-supported prostheses may have functional and biomechanical disadvantages. This study reports the clinical outcomes of unconventional implants placed for distal support of a fixed implant-supported prostheses. Seven extraoral implants with intraosseous lengths of 2.5 to 4.0 mm were placed in four patients. Distal cantilevers had a mean length of 29.8 mm (range, 18.6 to 39.3 mm). No bone loss or other adverse events were found. The prosthetic plan was maintained in all patients. Within the limits of the employed research design, this concept seems to be a successful option for fixed complete implant-supported prosthesis treatment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Saulacic, Nikola

ISSN:

0198-7569

Publisher:

Quintessence Publ.

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:20

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:27

PubMed ID:

22292154

Web of Science ID:

000303284300010

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/6673 (FactScience: 211676)

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