Complications associated with implant-retained removable prostheses

Farhad Vahidi, Gitanjali Pinto-Sinai

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Implant-supported removable prostheses improve patients' satisfaction with treatment and quality of life. Improvements in the implant's surface and in attachment elements have made this treatment method very successful. However, some biological and mechanical complications remain. Mechanical complications associated with implant-supported overdentures and implant-supported removable partial dentures are loss of retention of attachment systems, the need to replace retention elements and to reline or repair the resin portion of the denture, and implant fracture. Despite their success, implant-supported removable prostheses require periodic maintenance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-226
Number of pages12
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Implant mechanical complications
  • Implant-supported overdenture
  • Implant-supported removable partial dentures
  • Implant-supported removable prostheses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry (all)


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