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IMPLANTES INSERTADOS POR EXPANSÃO NO MAXILAR SUPERIOR. UM ESTUDO A 3 ANOS

June 7, 2017

IMPLANTES INSERTADOS POR EXPANSÃO NO MAXILAR SUPERIOR. UM ESTUDO A 3 ANOS

Introduction: The aim of this study was to report the outcome of treatment with maxillary dental implants inserted by ridge expansion technique.

Patients and Methods: 73 patients with maxillary tooth loss were treated with 149 IPX Galimplant® internal connection and sandblasted-acid-etched surface implants for rehabilitation by bone expansion technique. Implants were loaded after a healing free-loading period of 3 months.

Results: Clinical results indicate a survival and success rate of implants of 97.4%. 4 implants were lost during the healing period. 57.7% of implants were inserted in anterior maxilla and 42.3% in posterior maxilla. After a mean functioning period of 36.4 months, no late complications were reported. 88.6% of patients were restored with fixed bridges and 11.5% with single crowns.

Conclusions: This study indicate that treatment with dental implants inserted in maxilla by ridge expansion constitute a successful implant treatments.

Key words: Dental implants, ridge expansion, osteotomes, implant placement, maxilla, implant dentistry.

(O artigo completo está protegido, podendo ser solicitada a palavra-passe ao autor, Prof. Dr. Nuno Garrido através do e-mail: nunogarrido@orallagos.pt)

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