Immediate definitive rehabilitation of the edentulous patient using an intraorally welded titanium framework: a 3-year prospective study.

@article{Degidi2010ImmediateDR,
  title={Immediate definitive rehabilitation of the edentulous patient using an intraorally welded titanium framework: a 3-year prospective study.},
  author={Marco Degidi and Diego Nardi and Adriano Piattelli},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={651-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the concept of intraoral welding as a suitable technique for the placement of a final restoration in the edentulous patient on the same day as surgery. METHOD AND MATERIALS Any patient with a completely edentulous arch who was considered eligible received a fixed restoration supported by an intraorally welded titanium bar. Definitive abutments were connected to the implants and then welded to a titanium bar using an intraoral welding… CONTINUE READING