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Three implants in the edentulous maxilla to retain a removable prosthesis?

Last Updated November 01, 2016
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

What would you think of placing three implants in the edentulous maxilla to retain a removable prosthesis, without palatal coverage, using Locator abutments? A recent study 1 looked at 23 patients who underwent this technique.

The results:

None of their 36 implants gave any indications of mobility or tenderness upon percussion. Suppuration was observed on one implant. Probing around the implants caused no (53%) or minor bleeding (47%). The incidence of adverse biological and technical events was near non-existent. The rates of replacement of male attachments varied, as did any changes of male attachment retention force…The marginal bone loss ranged between 0 and 5.3 mm.

What are your thoughts?

Read the Full Abstract Here

1. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Oct;27 Maxillary 3-implant removable prostheses without palatal coverage on Locator abutments – a case series. .Mo A, et al.

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