Postmortem evaluation of mandibular implant-supported fixed complete denture after 30 years of service

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Abstract

A postmortem evaluation of a 5-implant–supported mandibular fixed complete denture that had successfully opposed a maxillary conventional complete denture for 30 years was undertaken. Before embalming, radiographs, implant stability measurements, push-in failure load tests, and histomorphometric analyses were performed on the implants and the mandible. Evaluation of this cadaver suggests that an edentulous mandible restored with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis can function successfully for over 30 years with few complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-494
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume120
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018

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