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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 13 (1998), No. 2     15. Apr. 1998
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 13 (1998), No. 2  (15.04.1998)

Page 227-231


Natural Tooth Intrusion Phenomenon With Implants: A Survey
Garcia, Lily T. / Oesterle, Larry J.
A common assumption when planning for treatment for a fixed partial denture potentially involving an osseointegrated implant is to avoid connection between the implant and natural tooth abutment because of the differences in mobility and potential long-term effects. A large population was surveyed to measure the incidence of natural tooth intrusion in implant-assisted fixed partial dentures (IAFPD) and to try to identify a correlation between type of implant and/or type of connector. Natural tooth intrusion occurred in 3.5% of the patient population specifically treated with IAFPD. No correlation could be made between incidence of intrusion and the type of implant or type of connector used.

Keywords: implant, natural tooth intrusion, survey