Category: Implantology

Autors: Duarte F., Ramos C., Mendes JM.

Reference: Portugal Implantologia 2002; 1(1):30-32
ISSN: 1645-6068

Abstract: Brånemark fixtures were originally prescribed to be placed in two surgical stages. During the past years, reports on the placement of machined titanium implants in a one-stage procedure have been published, and the results have been encouraging. Recently there has been considerable interest in early or immediate loading.
The purpose of this article is to report a method for implant treatment of the edentulous mandible. The protocol involves prefabricated components and surgical guides, elimination of the prosthetic impression procedure and attachment of the permanent fixed bridge on the day of implant placement.
The results indicate that the precise surgical and prosthetic protocol allows successful prosthetic rehabilitation of mandibular edentulism and that the permanent reconstruction can be provided to the patient on the day of fixture surgery.


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