DentalCare Logo

Full Arch Implant Prostheses: Part I - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Course Number: 612

References / Additional Resources

  1. Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015 Aug 22;386(9995):743-800. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4. Epub 2015 Jun 7.

  2. Nordenram G, Davidson T, Gynther G, et al. Qualitative studies of patients' perceptions of loss of teeth, the edentulous state and prosthetic rehabilitation: a systematic review with meta-synthesis. Acta Odontol Scand. 2013 May-Jul;71(3-4):937-51. doi: 10.3109/00016357.2012.734421. Epub 2012 Oct 29.

  3. Peltzer K, Hewlett S, Yawson AE, et al. Prevalence of loss of all teeth (edentulism) and associated factors in older adults in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Oct 30;11(11):11308-24. doi: 10.3390/ijerph111111308.

  4. Lee DJ, Saponaro PC. Management of Edentulous Patients. Dent Clin North Am. 2019 Apr;63(2):249-261. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2018.11.006. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

  5. Prithviraj DR, Madan V, Harshamayi P, Kumar CG, Vashisht R. A comparison of masticatory efficiency in conventional dentures, implant retained or supported overdentures and implant supported fixed prostheses: A literature review. J Dent Implant 2014;4:153-7. doi: 10.4103/0974-6781.140882. Accessed February 22, 2021.

  6. Sharka R, Abed H, Hector M. Oral health-related quality of life and satisfaction of edentulous patients using conventional complete dentures and implant-retained overdentures: An umbrella systematic review. Gerodontology. 2019 Sep;36(3):195-204. doi: 10.1111/ger.12399. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

  7. Sargozaie N, Moeintaghavi A, Shojaie H. Comparing the Quality of Life of Patients Requesting Dental Implants Before and After Implant. Open Dent J. 2017 Aug 31;11:485-491. doi: 10.2174/1874210601711010485.

  8. Zhang L, Lyu C, Shang Z, Niu A, Liang X. Quality of Life of Implant-Supported Overdenture and Conventional Complete Denture in Restoring the Edentulous Mandible: A Systematic Review. Implant Dent. 2017 Dec;26(6):945-950. doi: 10.1097/ID.0000000000000668.

  9. Miranda SB, Possebon APDR, Schuster AJ, Marcello-Machado RM, de Rezende Pinto L, Faot F. Relationship Between Masticatory Function Impairment and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life of Edentulous Patients: An Interventional Study. J Prosthodont. 2019 Jul;28(6):634-642. doi: 10.1111/jopr.13070. Epub 2019 May 22.

  10. Boven GC, Raghoebar GM, Vissink A, Meijer HJ. Improving masticatory performance, bite force, nutritional state and patient's satisfaction with implant overdentures: a systematic review of the literature. J Oral Rehabil. 2015 Mar;42(3):220-33. doi: 10.1111/joor.12241. Epub 2014 Oct 13.

  11. Sadowsky SJ. The implant-supported prosthesis for the edentulous arch: design considerations. J Prosthet Dent. 1997 Jul;78(1):28-33. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3913(97)70084-2.

  12. DeBoer J. Edentulous implants: overdenture versus fixed. J Prosthet Dent. 1993 Apr;69(4):386-90. doi: 10.1016/0022-3913(93)90186-r.

  13. Zitzmann NU, Marinello CP. Treatment plan for restoring the edentulous maxilla with implant-supported restorations: removable overdenture versus fixed partial denture design. J Prosthet Dent. 1999 Aug;82(2):188-96. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3913(99)70155-1.

  14. Stanford CM. Academy of Osseointegration's Summit on Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Edentulous Maxilla: Overview, Process, and Outcomes-Changing the Face of Implant Dentistry. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2016;31 Suppl:s6-s15. doi: 10.11607/jomi.16suppl.ovw.

  15. Zitzmann NU, Marinello CP. Implant-supported removable overdentures in the edentulous maxilla: clinical and technical aspects. Int J Prosthodont. 1999 Sep-Oct;12(5):385-90.

  16. Zitzmann NU, Marinello CP. Treatment outcomes of fixed or removable implant-supported prostheses in the edentulous maxilla. Part I: patients' assessments. J Prosthet Dent. 2000 Apr;83(4):424-33. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3913(00)70037-0.

  17. Wright PS, Glantz PO, Randow K, Watson RM. The effects of fixed and removable implant-stabilised prostheses on posterior mandibular residual ridge resorption. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2002 Apr;13(2):169-74. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0501.2002.130207.x.

  18. Benzing U, Weber H, Simonis A, Engel E. Changes in chewing patterns after implantation in the edentulous mandible. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 1994 Mar-Apr;9(2):207-13.

  19. Morais JA, Heydecke G, Pawliuk J, Lund JP, Feine JS. The effects of mandibular two-implant overdentures on nutrition in elderly edentulous individuals. J Dent Res. 2003 Jan;82(1):53-8. doi: 10.1177/154405910308200112.

  20. Heydecke G, Boudrias P, Awad MA, De Albuquerque RF, Lund JP, Feine JS. Within-subject comparisons of maxillary fixed and removable implant prostheses: Patient satisfaction and choice of prosthesis. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2003 Feb;14(1):125-30. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0501.2003.140117.x.

  21. Thomason JM, Lund JP, Chehade A, Feine JS. Patient satisfaction with mandibular implant overdentures and conventional dentures 6 months after delivery. Int J Prosthodont. 2003 Sep-Oct;16(5):467-73.

  22. Awad MA, Lund JP, Shapiro SH, Locker D, Klemetti E, Chehade A, Savard A, Feine JS. Oral health status and treatment satisfaction with mandibular implant overdentures and conventional dentures: a randomized clinical trial in a senior population. Int J Prosthodont. 2003 Jul-Aug;16(4):390-6.

  23. Brennan M, Houston F, O'Sullivan M, O'Connell B. Patient satisfaction and oral health-related quality of life outcomes of implant overdentures and fixed complete dentures. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2010 Jul-Aug;25(4):791-800.

  24. Heydecke G, McFarland DH, Feine JS, Lund JP. Speech with maxillary implant prostheses: ratings of articulation. J Dent Res. 2004 Mar;83(3):236-40. doi: 10.1177/154405910408300310.

  25. Lundqvist S, Lohmander-Agerskov A, Haraldson T. Speech before and after treatment with bridges on osseointegrated implants in the edentulous upper jaw. Clin Oral Implants Res. 1992 Jun;3(2):57-62. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0501.1992.030202.x.

  26. Feine JS, de Grandmont P, Boudrias P, Brien N, LaMarche C, Taché R, Lund JP. Within-subject comparisons of implant-supported mandibular prostheses: choice of prosthesis. J Dent Res. 1994 May;73(5):1105-11. doi: 10.1177/00220345940730051301.

  27. Misch CE. Dental implant prosthetics, 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Mosby; 2015.

  28. Ahuja S, Cagna DR. Classification and management of restorative space in edentulous implant overdenture patients. J Prosthet Dent. 2011 May;105(5):332-7. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3913(11)60064-4.

  29. Ahuja S, Cagna DR. Defining available restorative space for implant overdentures. J Prosthet Dent. 2010 Aug;104(2):133-6. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3913(10)60107-2.

  30. Carpentieri J, Greenstein G, Cavallaro J. Hierarchy of restorative space required for different types of dental implant prostheses. J Am Dent Assoc. 2019 Aug;150(8):695-706. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2019.04.015.

  31. Martínez-Lage-Azorín JF, Segura-Andrés G, Faus-López J, Agustín-Panadero R. Rehabilitation with implant-supported overdentures in total edentulous patients: A review. J Clin Exp Dent. 2013 Dec 1;5(5):e267-72. doi: 10.4317/jced.50817.

  32. Gotfredsen K, Holm B. Implant-supported mandibular overdentures retained with ball or bar attachments: a randomized prospective 5-year study. Int J Prosthodont. 2000 Mar-Apr;13(2):125-30.

  33. Behr M, Lang R, Leibrock A, Rosentritt M, Handel G. Complication rate with prosthodontic reconstructions on ITI and IMZ dental implants. Internationales Team für Implantologie. Clin Oral Implants Res. 1998 Feb;9(1):51-8. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0501.1998.090107.x.

  34. Mericske-Stern RD, Taylor TD, Belser U. Management of the edentulous patient. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2000;11 Suppl 1:108-25. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0501.2000.011s1108.x.

  35. Payne AG, Solomons YF. The prosthodontic maintenance requirements of mandibular mucosa- and implant-supported overdentures: a review of the literature. Int J Prosthodont. 2000 May-Jun;13(3):238-43.

  36. Sadowsky SJ. Treatment considerations for maxillary implant overdentures: a systematic review. J Prosthet Dent. 2007 Jun;97(6):340-8. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3913(07)60022-5.

  37. Massad JJ, Ahuja S, Cagna D. Implant overdentures: selections for attachment systems. Dent Today. 2013 Feb;32(2):128, 130-2.

  38. Evtimovska E, Masri R, Driscoll CF, Romberg E. The change in retentive values of locator attachments and hader clips over time. J Prosthodont. 2009 Aug;18(6):479-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2009.00474.x. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

  39. Büttel AE, Bühler NM, Marinello CP. Locator oder Kugelanker? Eine Hilfe für die klinische Entscheidungsfindung [Locator or ball attachment: a guide for clinical decision making]. Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed. 2009;119(9):901-18. French, German.

  40. Cakarer S, Can T, Yaltirik M, Keskin C. Complications associated with the ball, bar and Locator attachments for implant-supported overdentures. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2011 Nov 1;16(7):e953-9. doi: 10.4317/medoral.17312.

  41. Chikunov I, Doan P, Vahidi F. Implant-retained partial overdenture with resilient attachments. J Prosthodont. 2008 Feb;17(2):141-148. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2007.00261.x. Epub 2007 Nov 15.

  42. Kleis WK, Kämmerer PW, Hartmann S, et al. A comparison of three different attachment systems for mandibular two-implant overdentures: one-year report. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2010 Sep;12(3):209-18. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8208.2009.00154.x. Epub 2009 Mar 31.

  43. Ahuja S, Wicks R, Selecman A. Fabrication of new restorations with a consideration of oral hygiene. J Indian Prosthodont Soc. 2016 Jul-Sep;16(3):307-10. doi: 10.4103/0972-4052.158084.

  44. Seo YH, Bae EB, Kim JW, et al. Clinical evaluation of mandibular implant overdentures via Locator implant attachment and Locator bar attachment. J Adv Prosthodont. 2016 Aug;8(4):313-20. doi: 10.4047/jap.2016.8.4.313. Epub 2016 Aug 18.

  45. Elsyad MA, Abid KS, Elkhalek EA. Effect of Buccal Implant Inclination on Stresses Around Two-Implant-Retained Overdentures with Resilient Stud Attachments. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2017 May/June;32(3):e135–e142. doi: 10.11607/jomi.5427. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

  46. Aroso C, Silva AS, Ustrell R, et al. Effect of abutment angulation in the retention and durability of three overdenture attachment systems: An in vitro study. J Adv Prosthodont. 2016 Feb;8(1):21-9. doi: 10.4047/jap.2016.8.1.21. Epub 2016 Feb 23.

  47. Uludag B, Polat S, Sahin V, Çomut AA. Effects of implant angulations and attachment configurations on the retentive forces of locator attachment-retained overdentures. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2014 Sep-Oct;29(5):1053-7. doi: 10.11607/jomi.3401.

  48. Evtimovska E, Masri R, Driscoll CF, Romberg E. The change in retentive values of locator attachments and hader clips over time. J Prosthodont. 2009 Aug;18(6):479-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2009.00474.x. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

  49. Zest Dental Solutions. Accessed February 22, 2021.

  50. Chung KH, Chung CY, Cagna DR, Cronin RJ Jr. Retention characteristics of attachment systems for implant overdentures. J Prosthodont. 2004 Dec;13(4):221-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2004.04042.x.

  51. Asvanund C, Morgano SM. Restoration of unfavorably positioned implants for a partially endentulous patient by using an overdenture retained with a milled bar and attachments: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 2004 Jan;91(1):6-10. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2003.09.009.

  52. Taylor TD, Agar JR. Twenty years of progress in implant prosthodontics. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Jul;88(1):89-95.

  53. Khadivi V. Correcting a nonparallel implant abutment for a mandibular overdenture retained by two implants: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 2004 Sep;92(3):216-9. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2004.06.019.

  54. Kurtzman GM. The locator attachment: free-standing versus bar-overdentures. Dental Labor International Plus. 2009;1:20-23.

  55. English CE. Critical A-P spread. Implant Soc. 1990 Mar-Apr;1(1):2-3.

  56. Moeller MS, Duff RE, Razzoog ME. Rehabilitation of malpositioned implants with a CAD/CAM milled implant overdenture: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 2011 Mar;105(3):143-6. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3913(11)00025-4.

  57. DeBoer J. Edentulous implants: overdenture versus fixed. J Prosthet Dent. 1993 Apr;69(4):386-90. doi: 10.1016/0022-3913(93)90186-r.

  58. Misch CE. Principles of Fixed Implant Prosthodontics: Cement-Retained Restorations. Dental implant prosthetics, 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Mosby; 2015:650-99.

  59. Lewis MB, Klineberg I. Prosthodontic considerations designed to optimize outcomes for single-tooth implants. A review of the literature. Aust Dent J. 2011 Jun;56(2):181-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2011.01322.x.

  60. Chee W, Jivraj S. Screw versus cemented implant supported restorations. Br Dent J. 2006 Oct 21;201(8):501-507. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4814157.

  61. Massad J, Wicks R, Ahuja S, Cagna DR. A Prosthesis Retention System for Full-Arch, Fixed, Implant-Supported Prosthesis. J Prosthodont. 2019 Apr;28(4):e912-e916. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12972. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

  62. Guichet DL, Caputo AA, Choi H, Sorensen JA. Passivity of fit and marginal opening in screw- or cement-retained implant fixed partial denture designs. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2000 Mar-Apr;15(2):239-46.

  63. Torrado E, Ercoli C, Al Mardini M, Graser GN, Tallents RH, Cordaro L. A comparison of the porcelain fracture resistance of screw-retained and cement-retained implant-supported metal-ceramic crowns. J Prosthet Dent. 2004 Jun;91(6):532-7. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2004.03.014.

  64. Yuzbasioglu E. A modified technique for extraoral cementation of implant retained restorations for preventing excess cement around the margins. J Adv Prosthodont. 2014 Apr;6(2):146-9. doi: 10.4047/jap.2014.6.2.146. Epub 2014 Apr 22.

  65. Schwedhelm ER, Lepe X, Aw TC. A crown venting technique for the cementation of implant-supported crowns. J Prosthet Dent. 2003 Jan;89(1):89-90. doi: 10.1067/mpr.2003.66.

  66. Lee JH, Park IS, Sohn DS. A digital approach to fabricating an abutment replica to control cement volume in a cement-retained implant prosthesis. J Prosthet Dent. 2016 Jul;116(1):25-8. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2016.01.008. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

  67. Begum Z, Sonika R, Pratik C. Effect of different cementation techniques on retained excess cement and uniaxial retention of the implant-supported prosthesis: an in vitro study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2014 Nov-Dec;29(6):1333-7. doi: 10.11607/jomi.3724. Epub 2014 Aug 20.

  68. Zest Dental Solutions. LOCATOR F-Tx® Fixed Attachment System: Fixed Full-Arch Restorations. Accessed December 1, 2023.

  69. Engelman MJ, Sorensen JA, Moy P. Optimum placement of osseointegrated implants. J Prosthet Dent. 1988 Apr;59(4):467-73. doi: 10.1016/0022-3913(88)90044-3.

  70. Gowd MS, Shankar T, Ranjan R, Singh A. Prosthetic Consideration in Implant-supported Prosthesis: A Review of Literature. J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. 2017 Jun;7(Suppl 1):S1-S7. doi: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_149_17. Epub 2017 Jun 20.

  71. Pal US, Chand P, Dhiman NK, Singh RK, Kumar V. Role of surgical stents in determining the position of implants. Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jan;1(1):20-3. doi: 10.4103/0975-5950.69153.

  72. Hultin M, Svensson KG, Trulsson M. Clinical advantages of computer-guided implant placement: a systematic review. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012 Oct;23 Suppl 6:124-35. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2012.02545.x.

  73. Ganz SD. Presurgical planning with CT-derived fabrication of surgical guides. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005 Sep;63(9 Suppl 2):59-71. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2005.05.156.

  74. Shackleton JL, Carr L, Slabbert JC, Becker PJ. Survival of fixed implant-supported prostheses related to cantilever lengths. J Prosthet Dent. 1994 Jan;71(1):23-6. doi: 10.1016/0022-3913(94)90250-x.

  75. El-Amier N, Elsaih E, Gibreel M, El-Motaiam H. Effect of Implant Location on Palateless Complete Overdenture Retention: an In Vitro Study. J Oral Maxillofac Res. 2018 Sep 30;9(3):e3. doi: 10.5037/jomr.2018.9303.

Additional Resources

  • No Additional Resources Available