Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral
versión impresa ISSN 1699-6585
LINARES GANCEDO, D. et al. The clinical efficacy of conventional, early and immediate in mandibular overdentures with dental implants: A 5-year comparative study. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.1, pp.11-18. ISSN 1699-6585.
Introduction. This study reports the evaluation of edentulous patients treated with overdentures in the mandible by different loading protocols of dental implants. Patients and Methods. 33 edentulous patients were treated with 127 implants for prosthodontic rehabilitation with overdentures in the mandible. All implants were inserted in one-stage and were loaded with conventional, early and immediate protocols. Results. After a mean follow-up of 67,5 months (range: 36-108 months), clinical results indicate a success rate of implants of 96,9%. Four implants were lost. 100% of patients were treated with overdentures, 60,9% with ball attachments and 39,1% with bar retained. Conclusions. This study indicate that oral rehabilitation in the mandible of edentulous patients with overdentures supported by implants can achieve osseointegration and were loaded conventionally, early and immediately as a successful dental treatment.
Palabras clave : Conventional loading; early loading; immediate loading; mandibular overdentures; osseointegration; implant dentistry.