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Limited evidence that cantilevers are associated with slightly lower survival rates of implant-supported fixed partial dentures Critical Summary Prepared by: Heeje Lee D.D.S.; Alika Yu DDS; Carlos Flores-Mir DDS, DSc, FRCD(C) 

A Critical Summary of:

Survival and complication rates of implant-supported fixed partial dentures with cantilevers: a systematic review

Zurdo J, Romao C, Wennstrom JL. Clinical Oral Implants Research. 2009;20 Suppl 4():59-66

Published Date: 11/4/2010

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at :-
http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/full/141/11/1371

OVERVIEW

  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Implant-supported fixed partial dentures (FPDs) with cantilevers have a higher incidence of technical complications and lower five-year survival rates compared with those for FPDs without cantilevers.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    The authors included only three studies (totaling 175 patients) of limited methodological quality, which weakened their conclusions.

  • Evidence Quality Rating:

    Limited

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