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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 6 (1991), No. 1     1. Mar. 1991
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 6 (1991), No. 1  (01.03.1991)

Page 80-86


A New Design for a Hybrid Prosthesis Supported by Osseointegrated Implants: Part 1. Technical Aspects
Lothigius, Eric / Smedberg, Jan-lvan / Buck, Vincent De / Nilner, Krister
Maxillary prosthetic restorations on osseointegrated implants are often problematic because of implant location, orientation, and need for lip support. A new design for a hybrid maxillary prosthesis that will provide good esthetics and phonetics, as well as ensure optimum conditions for oral hygiene and patient comfort, is proposed. The design includes separate support, lateral stabilization, and retention. Support is derived from elevated areas at the midline and on the extensions of a bar screwed to dental implants ad modum Brånemark. Lateral stabilization is obtained by a removable framework closely fitting the bar. Four precision attachments provide adjustable retention without influencing support. Technical aspects of the procedure are described.

Keywords: endosseous implant, overlay denture, precision attachment, prosthesis design