Effectiveness of maxillary overdentures supported by implants: maintenance and prosthetic complications.

@article{Kiener2001EffectivenessOM,
  title={Effectiveness of maxillary overdentures supported by implants: maintenance and prosthetic complications.},
  author={Peter Kiener and Matthias Oetterli and Ernoe Mericske and Regina Mericske-Stern},
  journal={The International journal of prosthodontics},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={133-40}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the prosthetic complications with implant-supported overdentures in the maxilla. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-one patients (mean age 61 years) were consecutively admitted for treatment from 1991 to 1998. A total of 173 ITI implants were placed. Four to six implants either connected with a bar (34 overdentures) or with single anchors (seven overdentures) supported the denture, and only a few parties had fewer than four implants. The overdentures had… CONTINUE READING

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