Patient evaluation of treatment with fixed prosthodontics supported by implants or a combination of teeth and implants.

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Title Patient evaluation of treatment with fixed prosthodontics supported by implants or a combination of teeth and implants.
Author(s) Kronström, Mats ; Trulsson, Mats ; Söderfeldt, Björn
Date 2004
English abstract
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to compare treatment outcomes among subjects with complete arch fixed prostheses in the maxilla, supported by implants or a combination of natural teeth and dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one subjects with maxillary tooth- and implant-supported fixed prostheses and 21 subjects with maxillary implant-supported fixed prostheses were identified and included in the study. All abutment teefh in the group with tooth- and implant-supported prostheses were provided with cemented copings that incorporated threads for vertical locking screws. Frameworks were fabricated with a gold alloy that was veneered with acrylic resin or ceramic materials. All frameworks were screw-retained to implants and copings. Frameworks in the group with implant-supported prostheses were fabricated with milled titanium or gold alloy to which denture teeth and resin base material were applied. All prostheses had a minimum of 8 units, at least 4 of which were in one quadrant. Subjects in both groups were mailed a questionnaire consisting of 15 questions focused on various factors related to treatment outcome, such as oral function and patient satisfaction. RESULTS: The response rate was 86%. Both groups reported a high satisfaction rate for most items with few regretting their choice of treatment. Most individuals in both groups reported great improvement in chewing ability and few reported phonetic disturbances. No statistically significant differences were found between the groups. CONCLUSION: The results of the present study showed similarity in questionnaire responses between the 2 groups of participants. High satisfaction was repoited both among subjects who received a complete arch fixed prosthesis in the maxilla supported by dental implants only, as wdl as among those whose prostheses were supported by a combination of natural teeth and dental implants.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-849X.2004.04027.x (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue Journal of Prosthodontics;3
Volume 13
ISSN 1059-941X
Pages 160-165
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/3070 (link to this page)

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