Modified protocol of the intraoral welding technique for immediate implant-supported rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla

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Modified protocol of the intraoral welding technique for immediate implant-supported rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Modified protocol of the intraoral welding technique for immediate implant-supported rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla
Author(s) Marchesi, Marcello ; Ferrari, Carla ; Superbi, Simone ; Jimbo, Ryo ; Galli, Silvia
Date 2015
English abstract
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report the outcomes of a treatment option of immediate loading with intraoral welding on only 4 implants for the restoration of patients with maxillary edentulism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen consecutive patients were rehabilitated with 2 parallel and 2 tilted implants in the maxilla. Immediately after implant placement, angulated abutments were screwed on the implants to create better parallelism among the implants; thereafter, a titanium bar was intraorally welded to the welding pins to create a superstructure that rigidly splinted the implants. A fixed full-arch durable prosthesis was delivered on the same day of the surgery. The patients were followed for 26.5 months on average. RESULTS: During the follow-up time, 2 implants were lost giving an implant survival rate of 97%. Nonetheless, all the prostheses remained in function and the prosthetic success was 100%. CONCLUSIONS: The rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla with an immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis, obtained through intraoral welding on only 4 implants, is a functionally and esthetically successful treatment.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ID.0000000000000189 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Host/Issue Implant Dentistry;1
Volume 24
ISSN 1538-2982
Pages 110-116
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) immediate loading
intraoral welding
definitive restoration
tilted implants
angulated abutments
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19668 (link to this page)

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