Maxillary Overdenture Retained with an Implant Support CAD-CAM Bar: A 4 Years Follow Up Case
Massimo Corsalini*, Daniela Di Venere, Gianluca Stefanachi, Giovannino Muci, Andrea Palminteri, Alessandra Laforgia, Francesco Pettini
Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, Dental School, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Oral rehabilitation with overdenture on implants of upper jaw must be taken into consideration a variety of anatomical and biomechanical issues. It is possible to provide for rehabilitation with two or more implants, in different positions, solidarizing them with a bar.
Materials & Methods:
The present study involved a patient rehabilitated with 4 Xive implants (Friadent GmbH, Mannheim, Germany) solidarized with a titanium bar crafted with CAD-CAM technology for maximal comfort, precision and structural lightness.
Results & Discussion:
The follow-up was 54 months, with an implant survival of 100%. Based on our clinical evidence, bars engineered with CAD-CAM technology are promising in terms of precision and comfort despite higher costs.
Keywords: CAD-CAM bar, Overdenture, Prosthetic rehabilitation, Implant rehabilitation, Upper jaw.
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