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ORIGINAL COMPARATIVE STUDY
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 54-60

The effect of using prefabricated bars on marginal bone loss around tilted or axially placed and immediately loaded implants for retaining mandibular overdentures


Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nesreen Elmekawy
1 Mecka Street from Gyhan Street, Mansoura
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdi.jdi_15_18

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Objectives: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of using prefabricated stress-free implant bar (SFI-Bar) on marginal bone loss around tilted or axially placed and immediately loaded two implants for retaining mandibular overdentures. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with a mean age of 56.5 years were chosen. Patients were divided into two groups as follows: Group (AB) (n = 15): Patients received two axially implants connected by SFI-Bars for retaining mandibular overdentures. Group (TB) (n = 15): Patients received two mesially tilted implants connected by SFI-Bars for retaining mandibular overdentures. For each patient, two dental implants (3.8 mm × 12 mm) were bilaterally inserted in the canine regions. Implants were immediately loaded with SFI-Bar system overdentures. Digital periapical radiographs were scheduled at implant placement (baseline) and subsequently after every 12 months up to 36 months to measure peri-implant bone loss (PiBL). The recorded data were subjected to statistical analysis. Results: Both groups showed insignificant PiBL at 12 and 24 months, while at 36 months, patients in Group TB showed significantly higher marginal PiBL than that with Group AB. Conclusions: Prefabricated SFI-Bar retained mandibular overdentures could offer an alternative attachment for two angulated, immediately loaded implants with predictable radiographic outcomes.


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