A comprehensive, evidence-based review of the bony anatomy, normal and abnormal periarticular soft tissue anatomy including extensive details about the articular disc, and muscles associated with the temporomandibular joint.
Single implant and crown versus fixed partial denture: A cost-benefit, patient-centered analysis
Prior to osseointegrated implants, fixed partial dentures (FPD) served as the primary means of replacing single missing teeth. But benefits provided by an implant compared to a FPD established the single implant as the preferred treatment alternative FPD in most situations.
Single implants and their crowns have high survival rates that exceed the survival rates for fixed partial dentures on teeth
Most (but not) all publications have determined single implants are more cost-effective than 3-unit fixed partial dentures.
Both initial root canal treatment and retreatment are more cost-effective than tooth extraction and rehabilitation with a single implant and crown
A systematic review of survival of single implants as presented in longitudinal studies with a follow-up of at least 10 years
Single implants is one of the most common treatments. Millions of patients have been treated with osseointegrated implants; many of these patients are treated at a young age with a long expected remaining lifetime. Therefore long-term evidence for such treatment is important.
Report patient treatment, implant and implant-supported single crown survival over at least a 10-year period of follow-up
Is single implant treatment is a predicable treatment over a 10-year period of time?
Present the incidence of biological and technical complications
‘Survival’ was defined as the implant/restoration remaining in situ at follow-up examination visits.