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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 5     24. Aug. 2017
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 5  (24.08.2017)

Online Article, Page 261-269, doi:10.11607/prd.3344, PubMed:28817137


Online Article: Immediately Loaded, Implant-Supported Overdentures Retained by a Milled Bar: An Up-to-5-Year Retrospective Clinical Study
Villa, Franco / Grassi, Felice Roberto / Popovic, Maja / Sordillo, Raffaele / Kalemaj, Zamira
This study was conducted as an up-to-5-year retrospective investigation estimating survival rate, marginal bone loss (MBL), patient satisfaction, complications, and required prosthodontic maintenance for immediately loaded, milled bar-retained, implant-supported overdentures (ISOs). A total of 60 patients, 69 overdentures, and 179 implants were examined. The implant survival rate was 96.65%, and the mean MBL was 0.57 mm (SD 0.52). High subjective satisfaction ratings, ranging from 3 to 5 with a mean of 4.3 (SD 0.6), were observed. The incidence of complications and prosthetic maintenance was low and required short standard appointments. The present findings encourage the use of immediately loaded, milled bar-retained ISOs.