Avances en periodoncia Implantología; 2007; Vol 19; Nº 3; pag 151-159. Velasco Ortega E.; Pato Mourelo J.; García Méndez A.; Lorrio Castro J.M.; Cruz Valiño J.M. Facultad de Odontología. Oral. Universidad de Sevilla.
The aim of this study was to report the outcome of treatment of completely edentulous mandible patients with fixed prostheses supported with dental implants.
29 patients were treated with 190 Microdent ® sandblasted surface implants for fixed mandible rehabilitation. Implants were loaded after a healing free-loading period of 3 months. The follow-up were at least 12 months.
Clinical results indicate a survival and success rate of implants of 97,9%. 4 implants were lost during the healing period. 58,6% of patients were restored with screw fixed cemented and 41,4% with fixed prostheses. After a mean functioning period of 41,4 months, no late complications were reported.
This study indicate that treatment with fixed protheses by dental implants in completely edentulous mandible patients constitute a successful treatment.