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Prospective evaluation of implants connected to teeth.

@article{Block2002ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of implants connected to teeth.},
  author={M. Block and Denise Lirette and D. Gardiner and L. Li and I. Finger and J. Hochstedler and G. Evans and J. Kent and D. Misiek and A. J. M{\'e}ndez and L. Guerra and H. Larsen and W. Wood and P. Worthington},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          473-87
        }
}
  • M. Block, Denise Lirette, +11 authors P. Worthington
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants
  • PURPOSE This prospective clinical trial examined the effect on teeth and implants when rigidly or non-rigidly connected in a cross-arch model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients received 2 implants, 1 on each side of the mandible, and were restored with 3-unit fixed partial dentures connected either rigidly or non-rigidly to an abutment tooth. Patients were followed for at least 5 years post-restoration. RESULTS Repeated-measures analysis revealed no significant difference in crestal… CONTINUE READING
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