Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 13 (1998), No. 1 (15.02.1998)
The Use of Implant-Supported Ceramometal Titanium Prostheses Following Sinus Lift and Augmentation Procedures: A Clinical Report
Knabe, Christine / Hoffmeister, Bodo
This clinical report presents rationale and clinical procedures involved in the use of ceramometal implant-supported titanium-cast prostheses for the rehabilitation of patients with atrophic maxillae requiring iliac crest grafting procedures. Favorable clinical results have been obtained, although clinical observation periods have been limited. The present observations suggest that osseointegrated ceramometal titanium prostheses could form a valuable part of restorative therapy following augmentation procedures. Furthermore, these titanium prostheses may be a meaningful contribution to implant prosthodontics, facilitating restorations of optimum biocompatibility.
Keywords: atrophic maxilla, ceramometal titanium restorations, dental implants, iliac crest grafts, implant-supported prosthesis, Le Fort I osteotomy, sinus lift procedure