Home Subscription Services

The International Journal of Prosthodontics
IJP Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Accepted Manuscripts
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Reprints / Articles
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: IJP
The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

May/June 2008
Volume 21 , Issue 3

Share Abstract:

Short Communication: Implant-Retained Auricular Prostheses: An Assessment of Implant Success and Prosthetic Complications

Cemal Aydın, DDS, PhD/Sešil Karakoca, DDS, PhD/Handan Yılmaz, DDS, PhD/Caner Yılmaz, DDS, PhD

Pages: 241ľ244
PMID: 18548964

The aims of this study were to evaluate the success rates and peri-implant soft tissue responses of auricular implants, to assess prosthetic complications, and to calculate the survival rate of silicone auricular prostheses. Twenty-nine extraoral implants were placed in 10 patients with 11 auricular defects. Implant failure was defined as clinically detectable implant mobility, and a 5-point scale was used to record the health of peri-implant soft tissues. Prosthetic complications were assessed, and the survival rate of silicone auricular prostheses was calculated using Kaplan-Meier analysis. The implant success rate was 100%. A few soft tissue problems were noted. The overall cumulative survival rate for the first prostheses of the patients was 70% after 18 months. The mean survival time was 17 months. Extraoral implants had a very high success rate in the mastoid region. Prosthetic assessment indicated that although experience with wearing prostheses reduces retention degradation, discoloration and reduced quality of fit at the prosthesis edge over time remain the major problems in maxillofacial prosthetics. Int J Prosthodont 2008;21:241ľ244.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  © 2017 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog