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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 7 (1992), No. 1     1. Mar. 1992
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 7 (1992), No. 1  (01.03.1992)

Page 40-44

Failures and Complications in 127 Consecutively Placed Fixed Partial Prostheses Supported by Brånemark Implants: From Prosthetic Treatment to First Annual Checkup
Jemt, Torsten / Lindén, Bengt / Lekholm, Ulf
Ninety-six partially edentulous maxillae and mandibles were consecutively treated with 127 freestanding fixed prostheses supported by 354 implants. The patients were followed for 1 year and the overall success rate was 98.6% for the examined implants. None of the inserted prostheses was lost during the observation period. The most commonly reported problems during the first year of function were related to loose gold screws and esthetic complaints, complications that were easily resolved. Furthermore, the total number of complications was low and was less than has been reported for routine full-arch fixed prostheses.

Keywords: Brånemark implants, complications, failures, fixed partial prostheses