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BACKGROUND Immediate-function Brånemark System implants (Nobel Biocare AB, Gothenburg, Sweden) have become an accepted alternative for fixed restorations in edentulous mandibles, based on documented high success rates. Continuous development is ongoing to find simple protocols for their use. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop and document a(More)
Rehabilitation of atrophied edentulous arches with endosseous implants in the posterior regions is often associated with anatomic problems such as jaw shape and location of the mental loop, mandibular canal, and maxillary sinuses. The purpose of this investigation was to modify the method for implant placement in the posterior part of the jaws to extend(More)
BACKGROUND Owing to mechanical and anatomic difficulties, implant treatment in the atrophic maxilla represents a challenge. The maxillary sinus floor augmentation procedure is still not universally accepted because of its complexity and its unpredictability. PURPOSE In this study, a combination of tilted and axial implants was used in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Immediate implant function has become an accepted treatment modality for fixed restorations in totally edentulous mandibles, whereas experience from immediate function in the edentulous maxilla is limited. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate a protocol for immediate function (within 3 hours) of four implants (All-on-4, Nobel(More)
A comparative study between one and two Brånemark implants replacing a single molar was conducted. Forty-seven individuals comprised two groups of 22 patients treated with one implant and 25 with two implants. A total of 72 implants were placed, 66 (92%) in the mandible and six (8%) in the maxilla. After the first year of function, the success rate was 99%,(More)
BACKGROUND Immediate implant function is a psychological benefit for the patient and makes a substantial reduction in treatment cost possible. Currently, immediate function using Brånemark implants has become an accepted alternative for complete-arch fixed restorations in mandibles and for overdenture support for some other screw-shaped implants. Clinical(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Presence of the maxillary sinus or the mental foramen may prevent implant treatment in the posterior maxilla or mandible. Tilting of distal implants supporting fixed restorations may be a valid treatment alternative. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate if tilting of splinted implants affects stress distribution in the bone(More)
BACKGROUND The use of oral implants for single tooth replacement has become a predictable treatment modality. As single tooth loss is most common in posterior areas of the jaws, the use of the protocol is of specific interest in those regions. New implant designs aimed at this purpose have also been introduced. PURPOSE The aim of the study was to present(More)
The placement of fixtures (implants) in relation to the geometry of a prosthetic restoration has a great influence on the mechanical loading of the implant. Based on theoretic consideration and clinical experiences with the Brånemark System, this article gives simple guidelines for controlling these loads. The emphasis is on design rules that can be used in(More)
BACKGROUND The advantages of placing implants in fresh extraction sockets and putting them in immediate/early function are many. A predicable protocol opens the possibility of performing a single surgical procedure, giving the patient a temporary prosthesis immediately, and minimizing the shrinkage of hard tissue and soft tissue recession. PURPOSE The aim(More)