Scope of the study: A comparative analysis on the reliability of the methods of oral rehabilitation of partial edentation through fixed prostheses on dental support vs. prostheses on implants in patients with periodontal diseases.
Materials and method: The experimental group was formed of 56 patients (25 men and 31 women), with ages between 23 and 68 years, and different classes of partial edentation in patients with a periodontopathed field. Mention should be made of the fact that, in the case of terminal edentations, a corresponding number of implants has been used, so that to reduce, as much as possible, the number of intermediates involved in the bridge bodies entering the structure of the prosthetic works with dental-implantary support.
Results: The survival ratio for the implants substituting the periodontally-induced dental losses was of 90.5%, while that of the implants for the replacement of the teeth lost from other causes (caries, fractures, traumatisms) was of 96.5%.
Conclusions: The present study supports the assertion that, if the specific conditions of the clinical case under discussion permit it, fixed prosthesizing on a mixed implanto-dental support is more indicated, if considering that this type of prosthesis causes less negative modifications of the prosthetic field, comparatively with the partially-mobile one.
- fixed prosthesising
- implanto-prosthetic implant
- periodontopathed field
- survival ratio.