Share Page:

Volume 6 , Issue 1
Spring 1991

Pages 80-86

A New Design for a Hybrid Prosthesis Supported by Osseointegrated Implants: Part 1. Technical Aspects

Eric Lothigius, DDS, LDS/Jan-lvan Smedberg, DDS, LDS/Vincent De Buck/ Krister Nilner, DDS, LDS, PhD

PMID: 1843498

Maxillary prosthetic restorations on osseointegrated implants are often problematic because of implant location, orientation, and need for lip support. A new design for a hybrid maxillary prosthesis that will provide good esthetics and phonetics, as well as ensure optimum conditions for oral hygiene and patient comfort, is proposed. The design includes separate support, lateral stabilization, and retention. Support is derived from elevated areas at the midline and on the extensions of a bar screwed to dental implants ad modum Brånemark. Lateral stabilization is obtained by a removable framework closely fitting the bar. Four precision attachments provide adjustable retention without influencing support. Technical aspects of the procedure are described. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1991;6:80-86.)

Key words: endosseous implant, overlay denture, precision attachment, prosthesis design

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 JOMI Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Author Guidelines
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us