Purpose: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of removable partial dentures (RPDs) retained (but not supported) by dental implants. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 32 consecutive patients who received implant-retained RPDs. Each patient received one to four endosseus implants; the sample included a total of 64 implants. Follow-up was conducted for a minimum of 8 years, during which satisfaction, implant survival, and prosthetic success were evaluated. Results: Patient satisfaction systematically increased. The implant success rate was 93.75%, and 100% of the prostheses were successful. Conclusion: Implant-retained RPDs are a reliable intermediate solution that can reduce biological and economic costs while maintaining implant treatment benefits and the ease of RPD procedures. © 2011 by the American College of Prosthodontists.

Implant-Retained Removable Partial Dentures: An 8-Year Retrospective Study

FRANCHI, Maurizio;
2011

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of removable partial dentures (RPDs) retained (but not supported) by dental implants. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 32 consecutive patients who received implant-retained RPDs. Each patient received one to four endosseus implants; the sample included a total of 64 implants. Follow-up was conducted for a minimum of 8 years, during which satisfaction, implant survival, and prosthetic success were evaluated. Results: Patient satisfaction systematically increased. The implant success rate was 93.75%, and 100% of the prostheses were successful. Conclusion: Implant-retained RPDs are a reliable intermediate solution that can reduce biological and economic costs while maintaining implant treatment benefits and the ease of RPD procedures. © 2011 by the American College of Prosthodontists.
S., Bortolini; A., Natali; Franchi, Maurizio; A., Coggiola; U., Consolo
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