Odontology 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig Holstein, Christian Albrechts University, Campus Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Straße 3, 24105, Kiel, Germany.
The aim of the current study was to document the long-term clinical results of the use of two prosthetic techniques for the rehabilitation of completely edentulous maxillae according to the "All-on-Four" concept: Fixed, screw-retained prosthesis mounted on a chrome-molybdenum framework with (1) metal-ceramic veneers and (2) Acrylic prosthesis with acrylic resin prosthetic teeth. A total of 34 patients were assigned to subgroups according to their own preference of the superstructure type (ceramics [n: 17] or acrylic resin [n: 17]). Prosthetic complications, marginal bone loss, plaque accumulation, bleeding on probing, bite force and oral-health-related quality of life were assessed over a period of 6 years. Read More