By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Health and Medicine have been published. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Dental implant technology has developed rapidly in recent years. However, the use of implant-supported fixed bridges with cantilevers has been controversial."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Peking University, "The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of the mandibular anterior implant-supported fixed bridges with a cantilever. Thirty-three patients (15 males, 18 females; mean age, 42.6 years; range 20-54 years) with two missing anterior mandibular teeth had single implant-supported fixed bridges with a cantilever. Clinical examination was recorded and radiographs were taken. The mean duration of follow-up was 30 months (15-44 months). All implants survived. Loosening or fracture of the prosthesis was not observed. All patients were satisfied with the treatment. The mean bone resorption values after 12, 24, and 36 months of implant loading were 0.94, 1.18 and 1.35 mm respectively. The changes of gingival papilla height ranged from 0 to 0.5 mm. There was significant difference between 1-year and 2 or 3 years restoration groups regarding the average gingival height changes (P
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "After careful and precise selection of patients, restoration with a single implant-supported fixed bridge with a cantilever can be recommended if two anterior mandibular teeth are missing."
For more information on this research see: Evaluation of the therapeutic efficiency of mandibular anterior implant-supported fixed bridges with cantilevers. Chinese Medical Journal, 2013;126(24):4665-4669. Chinese Medical Journal can be contacted at: Chinese Medical Assoc, 42 Dongsi Xidajie, Beijing 100710, Peoples R China. (Chinese Medical Association - www.cmj.org; Chinese Medical Journal - www.ecmj.org.cn/ch/first_menu.aspx?parent_id=20070904111927001)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M.J. Wu, Peking University, Sch & Hosp Stomatol, Dental Center 2, Beijing 100101, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.J. Wang, L.D. Zou, W.H. Xu and X.H. Zhang (see also Health and Medicine).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Health and Medicine, People's Republic of China
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