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Primary splinting

Key points

  • Primary splinting refers to a direct connection of implants by means of a bar attachment
  • Bar constructions provide higher retentive forces than single abutments and require less maintenance efforts
  • Extension bars on 4 implants show best stability and patient acceptance
  • Bar constructions require more hygiene efforts and show a higher incidence of mucositis and gingival hyperplasia compared to single abutments

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