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Volume 14 , Issue 5
September/October 1999

Pages 639–645

Survival of the Brånemark Implant in Partially Edentulous Jaws: A 10-Year Prospective Multicenter Study

Ulf Lekholm, DDS, Johan Gunne, DDS, PhD, Patrick Henry, DDS, PhD, Kenji Higuchi, DDS, MS, Ulf Lindén, DDS, Christina Bergström, MSc, Daniel van Steenberghe, DDS, PhD

PMID: 10531735

A total of 127 partially edentulous patients, treated according to the Brånemark protocol, was followed for 10 years after completion of prosthetic treatment. The patients ranged in age from 18 to 70 years, and 57% were female. Four hundred sixty-one implants were placed in 56 maxillae and 71 mandibles. In 125 patients, 163 fixed partial prostheses were attached to the implants; a majority of the prostheses (83%) were located in posterior regions. At the end of the 10-year period, 73% of the implants could be traced either as failed or in function, providing cumulative implant survival rates of 90.2% and 93.7% for the maxilla and mandible, respectively. Of the original fixed prostheses, 63% (cumulatively 86.5%) were still in use, whereas the level of continuous cumulative prosthesis function, including primary and remade restorations, was 94.3% at the end of the evaluation period. Marginal bone resorption at the implants was low (mean = 0.7 mm), and mucosal health was good. No severe complications apart from the above-mentioned implant and prosthetic failures were reported. The Brånemark Implant System is a safe and predictable method for restoring partially edentulous patients, as demonstrated by this 10-year follow-up investigation. (Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1999;14:639–645) Key words: Brånemark System, osseointegration, partial edentulism, titanium implants

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