Clinical Evaluation of the Mandibular Mini-Implant Overdenture
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Stabilization of existing full lower dentures by means of mini-dental implants (MDI). To test whether 4 mini-implants placed at the front of the lower jaw can stabilize an immediately-modified existing lower denture.
Condition or disease
Stabilization of a Full Lower DentureEdentulism in Lower JawLower Denture Made Within Last Few Years
Device: Imtec MDI
To test whether the percentage of case successes of these lower dentures supported by 4 MDIs is equal to or greater than 95% at 1 year. Success is defined as a denture supported by implants that is functioning in the way it was intended.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Completely edentulous with last tooth extraction 2 years ago or longer.
Patients requesting implant stabilization of existing lower conventional denture.
Adequate space in anterior mandible for placement of 4 MDI implants.
Able to maintain adequate oral hygiene and keep dentures clean.
Healthy enough to have minor surgical procedures.
Have adequate understanding of written and spoken English or French.
Capable of providing written informed consent.
Not enough room in mandibular bone for implant height.
Has acute or chronic symptoms of parafunctional disorders.
History of radiotherapy to orofacial region.
Are or have been taking bisphosphonate IV or other medications (to be evaluated by the researcher).
Health conditions that may jeopardize treatment (to be evaluated by the researcher).
Unable or unwilling to return for evaluations or study recalls.