A 5-year prospective clinical study of Astra Tech dental implants supporting fixed bridges or overdentures in the edentulous mandible.

@article{Makkonen1997A5P,
  title={A 5-year prospective clinical study of Astra Tech dental implants supporting fixed bridges or overdentures in the edentulous mandible.},
  author={Timo Makkonen and Stig Holmberg and Laura Niemi and Christer Olsson and Tapio Tammisalo and Juha Peltola},
  journal={Clinical oral implants research},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={469-75}
}
In a 5-year prospective clinical study, 155 endosseous implants were installed in the mandible anterior to the mental foramina in 33 edentulous patients (13 males and 20 females). Usually 6 implants were installed for fixed prostheses (FP), 13 patients with 77 implants, and 4 implants for overdentures (OD) with a Dolder bar, 20 patients with 78 implants. At the time of abutment connection 1 implant in 2 patients was found to be loose and removed. However, in both these patients overdentures… CONTINUE READING

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