Tissue-supported dental implant prosthesis (overdenture): the search for the ideal protocol. A literature review

Laurito, Domenica and Lamazza, Luca and Spink, Michael J. and De Biase, Alberto (2012) Tissue-supported dental implant prosthesis (overdenture): the search for the ideal protocol. A literature review. Annali di stomatologia, 3 (1). pp. 2-10. ISSN 1971-1441

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Aims: The success of maxillary and mandibular tissue supported implant prostheses varies in the literature, and the ideal protocol may be elusive from given the numerous studies. The oral rehabilitation option is an alternative to conventional dentures and should improve function, satisfaction, and retention. The purpose of this review article is to clarify these questions. Methods: The search of literature reviews English non-anecdotal implant overdentures articles from 1991 to 2011. Results: The results display an aggregate comprehensive list of categorical variables from the literature review. Overall success of maxillary and mandibular implant overdenture was respectively, 86.6% and 95.8%. Conclusion. The literature indicates that the implant overdenture prosthesis provides predictable results – enhanced stability, function and a high-degree of satisfaction compared to conventional removable dentures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Overdenture, dental implant, osseointegration, edentulous
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 15:15
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 12:08
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/4916

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