Implant-supported fixed prostheses in the edentulous maxilla: 8-year prospective results.

@article{Mertens2011ImplantsupportedFP,
  title={Implant-supported fixed prostheses in the edentulous maxilla: 8-year prospective results.},
  author={Christian Mertens and Helmut G Steveling},
  journal={Clinical oral implants research},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={464-72}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the long-term survival and success rates of implants and screw-retained, full-arch prostheses placed in edentulous maxillae over 8 years of function. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 106 Astra Tech implants were placed in the maxillae of 17 edentulous patients in a one-stage surgical approach. After a healing period of 6 months, the patients received fixed screw-retained bridges. Follow-up visits, including clinical and… CONTINUE READING