Corpus ID: 20156180

Unsplinted implants retaining maxillary overdentures with partial palatal coverage: report of 5 consecutive cases.

@article{Cavallaro2007UnsplintedIR,
  title={Unsplinted implants retaining maxillary overdentures with partial palatal coverage: report of 5 consecutive cases.},
  author={John S Cavallaro and Dennis P. Tarnow},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={
          808-14
        }
}
  • John S Cavallaro, Dennis P. Tarnow
  • Published in
    The International journal of…
    2007
  • Medicine
  • PURPOSE It is believed that maxillary dental implants must be splinted when used to retain removable overdenture prostheses in order to maintain osseointegration. This paper presents clinical cases to demonstrate that contemporary implants can function in an unsplinted manner to retain maxillary removable overdentures with partial palatal coverage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five consecutive patients were treated using a specific surgical and prosthodontic protocol. Twenty-five textured-surface… CONTINUE READING

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