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Trans-Osseous Implants

Description

A series of screws go through the bottom of the front part of the jaw. The screws attach to a plate on the top of the jaw bone and two attachments protrude above the gum for stabilization of a prosthesis.

 

Surgical Advantages:

Provide excellent stability through bicortical stabilization

 

Surgical Disadvantages

Only indicated for anterior mandible. Requires an extra-oral approach (an incision is made under the chin).

 

Prosthetic Advantages

None

 

Prosthetic Disadvantages

Prosthetic abutments are very limited and abutments may not be in the position that we would want for ideal tooth placement. Only useful for mandibular overdentures.

 

Economics

These implants are difficult and costly to manufacture. I believe there is only one source for these implants. They are very expensive.

 

Recommendations

This is basically an inferior category and has no indication today. Not recommended!

 

 

Contact Dr. Davidoff

S. Robert Davidoff, dmd, facp 3695 W. Boynton Beach Blvd.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33436
Suite #5
Phone: 561-734-0505
Fax: 561-734-0506
Cell: 561-212-4391
srobert@dental-implants.com
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