Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2009, Volume 15, book 2
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 50 - 51
Online date: July 2, 2009,
The use of IMTEC’s MDI mini-implants in the treatment of totally edentulous mandible
Metodi Abadzhiev, Miglena Balcheva
Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University-Varna, Bulgaria
It is a hard task to produce full mandibular dentures for highly atrophic alveolar ridges. The lack of alveolar bone and attached gingiva enormously reduces the functional suitability of the dentures. The implantologic treatment is an often ignored opportunity, because of the necessity of additional surgical intervention for ridge augmentation and the advanced age of the patients. Thus implants with diameter 1.8 – 2.2 mm with spherical attachments for removable over-implant denture retention are possible alternative for the patients.
Key words: MDI, attached gingiva, over-implant denture.
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