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Volume 6 , Issue 2
Summer 1991

Pages 154-159

A New Design for a Hybrid Prosthesis Supported by Osseointegrated Implants: Part 2. Preliminary Clinical Aspects

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

PMID: 1809670

A fixed partial denture is preferred as a prosthetic restoration supported by tissue-integrated oral implants. However, there are occasions, especially in restoring an edentulous maxilla, when a fixed partial denture does not satisfy a patient’s requirements for esthetics, good phonetics, proper oral hygiene, and oral comfort. A removable hybrid prosthesis attached to a bar that is conventionally fixed to tissue-integrated implants ad modum Brånemark was therefore designed to satisfy such needs and to meet requirements for splinting of the implants. Following the placement of prostheses, patients were asked to give their opinion on the comfort, phonetics, and esthetics of the prosthesis by marking a visual analog scale. The results indicate a successful initial outcome of the treatment. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1991;6:154-159.)

Key words: dental prosthesis design, endosseous dental implants, overlay denture, precision attachment denture, prosthodontics, visual analog scale

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