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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 6     24. Nov. 2016
Int J Prosthodont 29 (2016), No. 6  (24.11.2016)

Page 598-601, doi:10.11607/ijp.4787, PubMed:27824982


A Case Series Treatment Outcome Report Following 5 Years of Implant Overdenture Treatment
Pelekanos, Stavros / Sarafianou, Aspasia / Tsirogiannis, Panagiotis / Kamposiora, Phophi / Papavasiliou, Georgios
Purpose: To assess clinical performance of bar-retained implant overdentures (IOs) with distally placed ERA attachments on four implants, and patient satisfaction after a followup period of 5 years in a convenience selection of 15 patients.
Materials and Methods: Bar-retained IOs with distally placed ERA attachments were placed and clinically monitored. Encountered complications during a 5-year follow-up period were recorded; and a modified OHIP-14 questionnaire was used to assess patient satisfaction.
Results: Implant and restoration survival rates of 97.5% and 100%, respectively, were recorded. The most common maintenance requirement was the replacement of ERA retentive elements. A high degree of patient satisfaction was reported.
Conclusions: The proposed IO design is a reliable clinical treatment protocol associated with a high degree of patient satisfaction and minor prosthetic complications.