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Volume 27 , Issue 4
July/August 2007

Pages 358-367

A 1- to 12-Year Clinical Evaluation of 106 Endosseous Implants Supporting Fixed and Removable Prostheses

Filiz Aykent, DDS, PhD / Ozgur Inan, DDS, PhD / Atilla Gokhan Ozyesil, DDS, PhD / Nilgun Ozlem Alptekin, DDS, PhD

PMID: 17726992
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0752

The purpose of this article is to report on the long-term clinical evaluation of patients treated with dental implants. A total of 106 implants were placed in 34 patients and restored with fixed partial dentures and overdentures. The 12-year cumulative implant survival and success rates were 95.2% and 90.2%, respectively. Probing depths around mandibular implants were significantly lower than those around maxillary implants (P < .05). The cumulative implant success rate in nonsmokers was 97.7%, but this dropped to 75.81% in smokers. Also, patients rehabilitated with implant-supported overdentures had more peri-implant tissue inflammation than patients with fixed prostheses. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2007;27:358367.)

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