Survival and complication rates of fixed partial dentures supported by a combination of teeth and implants.
Selection Criteria: The authors searched for all English-language articles in MEDLINE through 2004. The electronic search yielded 3844 titles, from which 151 studies were ultimately selected. The authors also conducted a manual search that included searching 8 specialty dental journals that published articles on implant-related research during 2001 to 2004. The manual search yielded 25 additional studies. Overall, no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were found. Inclusion criteria required studies to have patients clinically examined at follow-up and to have reported on the characteristics of the fixed partial dentures (FPD) structure. The meta-analysis included 13 of 176 studies in which patients with 5 or 10 years of follow-up in a prospective or retrospective study design were evaluated clinically at the end of the follow-up period.
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Version: za2963e q8za5 q8zb6 q8zc7 q8zda q8ze3 q8zfe q8zg9