Implant-retained removable partial dentures: an 8-year retrospective study.

  title={Implant-retained removable partial dentures: an 8-year retrospective study.},
  author={Sergio Bortolini and Alfredo Natali and Maurizio Franchi and Alberto Coggiola and Ugo Consolo},
  journal={Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists},
  volume={20 3},
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcomes of removable partial dentures (RPDs) retained (but not supported) by dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 32 consecutive patients who received implant-retained RPDs. Each patient received one to four endosseus implants; the sample included a total of 64 implants. Follow-up was conducted for a minimum of 8 years, during which satisfaction, implant survival, and prosthetic success were evaluated. RESULTS Patient… CONTINUE READING
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