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.
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.
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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.