Maxillary Overdenture Retained with an Implant Support CAD-CAM Bar: A 4 Years Follow Up Case
Massimo Corsalini*, Daniela Di Venere, Gianluca Stefanachi, Giovannino Muci, Andrea Palminteri, Alessandra Laforgia, Francesco Pettini
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 247
Last Page: 256
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-11-247
Article History:Received Date: 18/11/2016
Revision Received Date: 27/02/2017
Acceptance Date: 28/03/2017
Electronic publication date: 31/05/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Oral rehabilitation with overdenture on implants of upper jaw must be taken into consideration a variety of anatomical and biomechanical issues. It is possible to provide for rehabilitation with two or more implants, in different positions, solidarizing them with a bar.
Materials & Methods:
The present study involved a patient rehabilitated with 4 Xive implants (Friadent GmbH, Mannheim, Germany) solidarized with a titanium bar crafted with CAD-CAM technology for maximal comfort, precision and structural lightness.
Results & Discussion:
The follow-up was 54 months, with an implant survival of 100%. Based on our clinical evidence, bars engineered with CAD-CAM technology are promising in terms of precision and comfort despite higher costs.