REVIEW OF LEVEL OF SUCCESS OF TILTED IMPLANTS IN POSTERIOR FIXED BRIDGES IN UPPER AND LOWER JAWS
S. Shaun Daneshgar, D.M.D
The notion of tilted implants to restore edentulous ridges, such as in all-on-4 or all-on-5 or 6,has been reviewed extensively in the literature. However, there are limited clinical studies showing treatment of posterior fixed bridges using tilted implants.
Twelve cases were studied where anatomical limitations necessitated use of tilted implants in order to avoid maxillary sinus entry or to avoid mandibular nerve canal. Pre-operative and post-operative x-rays were evaluated for treatment success.
Out of 12 implants, 3 failed during the unloaded healing phase. The ones that integrated and were loaded succeeded for two years that this study has followed.
This method can save many patients suffering from posterior edentulism without the need for extensive surgery.