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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
June 1991
Volume 22 , Issue 6

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Overdenture supported by osseointegrated fixtures: a case report

Marinello/Kruger-Huber/Scharer

Pages: 431-437
PMID: 1882034

The increasing use of oral endoprostheses has offered new alternatives for fixed and removable prosthesis design. However, the use of implants also requires the complex understanding and use of sound prosthodontic principles. The establishment of proper maxillomandibular relationships (vertical dimension, occlusal plane, curve of Spee, tooth arrangement), esthetics, and function are essential precursors to success. Although the usefulness of rehabilitation with overdentures supported by osseointegrated fixtures is sometimes underestimated, overdentures provide an adequate treatment alternative in indicated cases. A case is presented in which previous preprosthetic surgery had failed and subsequently an overdenture supported by osseointegrated fixtures was constructed.

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