Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral
versión impresa ISSN 1699-6585
GOMEZ POLO, M; CELEMIN VINUELA, A; LOPEZ MIRANDA, J y DEL RIO HIGHSMITH, J. Implant-supported crowns: Individualized or splinting?. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.1, pp.11-18. ISSN 1699-6585.
There are different methods of crown rehabilitation refering to implants adjacent in edentulous sites. The options can be: rehabilitation with several single crowns or the splinting of the crowns in the prostheses. Material and method: A bibliographical research through the data base of the U.C.M. library and a review of clinical files of patients treated under the title implant-prostheses has been carried out. Results: There are supporters and non-supporters of each technique, based on different arguments and studies. Discussion: Advantages and inconvenients have been found in each method, taking these into consideration when it comes to using the appropriate restoration. Conclusions: When conditions are suitable, the implants can be restored by using single crowns. On the other hand, when there are no ideal factors (short implants, low bone quality, early loading, adverse oclussal factors) the use of splinting crowns will be more appropriate.
Palabras clave : Implant-supported crown; splinting; adjacent implants.