Implant overdentures: effectiveness of attachment systems

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6 RCTs were included in this Cochrane review of attachment systems for implant overdentures. The included studies provide insufficient evidence of relative effectiveness of prosthodontic success, prosthodontic maintenance, patient satisfaction, patient preference or costs.

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Zygomatic implants for maxillary rehabilitation

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The use of zygomatic implants have been suggested for severely atrophic fully and partially edentulous maxillae to avoid use of sinus lifts, or other bone augmentation procedures and also for maxillary reconstruction after partial or total maxillectomy. The aim of this review was to evaluate clinical studies on the follow-up survival of implants inserted in [read the full story…]

Only weak evidence available of the impact of smoking on survival of implants placed in augmented areas of maxillary sinus

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Grafting to augment the floor of the maxillary sinus prior to placement of dental implants in the resorbed maxillary is an increasingly used technique. The aim of this review was to evaluate the effects of smoking on the survival rate of dental implants placed in areas of maxillary sinus floor augmentation. Searches were conducted in [read the full story…]

Review finds limited evidence on maintenance requirements of implant retained overdentures in the upper jaw

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Rehabilitating the edentulous upper jaw with implant-supported dentures requires long-term maintenance of the prosthesis. This review aimed to evaluate the literature on prosthodontic maintenance requirements for maxillary implant overdentures using different prosthodontic designs. The authors conducted electronic searches on Medline, PubMed and Google Scholar. In addition they hand searched 15 dental journals and the reference [read the full story…]