The symphyseal single-tooth implant for anchorage of a mandibular complete denture in geriatric patients: a clinical report.

@article{Krennmair2001TheSS,
  title={The symphyseal single-tooth implant for anchorage of a mandibular complete denture in geriatric patients: a clinical report.},
  author={Gerald Krennmair and Christian W Ulm},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={98-104}
}
Little information exists to define the minimum number of implants required for sufficient anchorage of mandibular overdentures. To date, 2 implants placed in the interforaminal region have been considered the minimum. The aim of this study was to examine whether a single symphyseal implant would suffice for adequate anchorage of a mandibular complete denture in elderly patients (octogenarians), and whether this surgically, prosthetically, and financially simple concept would also satisfy… CONTINUE READING