An implant-supported overdenture is a good alternative treatment to a conventional denture for patients with complaints about the retention and stability of their removable complete denture. These complaints more often have to do with the mandibular than the maxillary denture. Implant-supported overdentures offer better results in the mandible than in the maxilla. In cases of insufficient bone volume in the maxilla for inserting implants, maxillary sinus floor elevation using an autogenous bone graft from the oral cavity or the iliac crest may be carried out. Treatment of the edentulous maxilla by inserting 6 implants followed by manufacturing a bar-clip mesostructure and an implant-supported overdenture is the most successful, followed closely by the treatment option of inserting 4 implants and fabricating a similar mesostructure and overdenture. Aftercare by routine preventive examinations is required.
|Publicatiedatum||1 november 2011|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 118 - editie 11 - november 2011 ; 577-582|