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Volume 14 , Issue 6
November/December 1999

Pages 819–823

Implant/Tooth–Connected Restorations Utilizing Screw-Fixed Attachments: A Survey of 3,096 Sites in Function for 3 to 14 Years

Paul A. Fugazzotto, DDS, Axel Kirsch, DMD, Karl-Ludwig Ackermann, DMD, Gerhard Neuendorff, MDT

PMID: 10612918

Numerous problems have been reported following various therapies used to attach natural teeth to implants beneath a fixed prosthesis. This study documents the results of 843 consecutive patients treated with 1,206 natural tooth/implant–supported prostheses utilizing 3,096 screw-fixed attachments. After 3 to 14 years in function, only 9 intrusion problems were noted. All problems were associated with fractured or lost screws. This report demonstrates the efficacy of such a treatment approach when a natural tooth/implant–supported fixed prosthesis is contemplated. (Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1999;14:819–823) Key words: implant-tooth support, intrusion, screw-fixed attachments

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