University Study Utilizing Narrow Body Implants

University of Gothenburg* (Tomasi, Idmyr & Wennstrom), completed its one year study on Patient Satisfaction utilizing the Dentatus Atlas® Denture System. A twelve month study with 21 patients was performed to evaluate patient satisfaction with narrow body Atlas implants for the retention of existing dentures using the silicone based Tuf-Link® silicone lining.

The prevalence of positive answers to questions regarding stability and function of the denture increased significantly to almost 100% for all questions. “The results indicate that placement of mini-implants as retentive elements for full dentures with poor functional stability has a marked positive impact on the patients’ perception of oral function and comfort as well as security in social life.”

The mean age for participants was 71 years old. 61% of the patients presented with compromised health conditions and considered themselves not in a condition to receive conventional implant surgical treatment. For the other patients, economic restrictions (29%) and fear of surgical treatment (10%) were reasons to accept involvement in the study. The average treatment time was 45 minutes for the implant placement and 30 minutes for the relining of the denture.

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Nita Weissman