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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

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

ISSN 0893-2174

Publication:
May/June 1997
Volume 10 , Issue 3

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Implant-Supported Telescopic Restorations in Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Weischer/Schettler/Mohr

Pages: 287-292
PMID: 9484062

Eight partially irradiated oral cancer patients were treated using either mandibular implant and mucosa-supported telescopic coping prostheses or a restoration that was completely implant-supported with telescopic copings. Both types of restorations provided sufficient positional stability and peri-implant hygiene, and functional and esthetic improvement. However, only the completely implant-supported telescopic prostheses avoided soft tissue ulcers that had the potential for the development of osteoradionecrosis. This type of restoration can especially by recommended for irradiated patients.

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