Author(s): Nevins M, Langer B
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Abstract This long-term study has demonstrated the successful use of osseointegrated implants to replace posterior teeth in the partially dentate patient. A total of 1,203 Nobelpharma implants placed by two periodontists practicing in traditional office settings were included in the survey. Of the 551 implants placed in the mandible, 25 failed, for a success rate of 95.5\%. Of the 247 mandibular prostheses fabricated for 200 mandibles, 8 failed, for a prosthesis stability rate exceeding 97\%. Of the 652 implants placed in the maxilla, 31 failed, for a success rate of 95.2\%. Of the 250 maxillary prostheses fabricated for 193 maxillae, 2 failed, for a success rate exceeding 99\%. The results compare favorably to previous reports in terms of implant survival and stability.
This article was published in Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants
and referenced in Dentistry