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Title: Endosseous dental implant fractures an analysis of 21 cases
Author: Gargallo Albiol, Jordi
Satorres Nieto, Marta
Puyuelo Capablo, José Luis
Sánchez Garcés, Ma. Ángeles
Pi Urgell, Joan
Gay Escoda, Cosme
Keywords: Implants dentals intraossis
Restauració dental
Pròtesis dentals
Endosseous dental implants
Dental Restoration
Dental prosthesis
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2008
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Implant fracture is an infrequent cause of implant failure. The present study evaluates 21 fractured implants, with an analysis of patient age and sex, the type, length and diameter of the implant, positioning in the dental arch, the type of prosthetic rehabilitation involved, the number of abutments and pontics, the presence or absence of distal extensions or cantilevers, and loading time to fracture. Implant fracture was more common in males than in females (15:4), and the mean patient age was 56.9 years. Most cases (n = 19) corresponded to implant-supported fixed prostheses - 16 with cantilevers of different lengths- while only two fractured implants were supporting overdentures instead of fixed prostheses. The great majority of fractured implants (80.9%) were located in the molar and premolar regions, and most fractured within 3-4 years after loading. It is important to know and apply the measures required to prevent implant fracture, and to seek the best individualized solution for each case - though complete implant removal is usually the treatment of choice
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 2008, vol. 13, num. 2, p. 124-128
ISSN: 1698-4447
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