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Survival of various tooth- or implant-supported restorations

Viviana Avila-Gnau General Dentist .


Systematic Review Conclusion

When replacing missing dentition, the clinician’s first consideration should be fixed partial dentures (FPDs) that use teeth or implants as abutments and implant-supported single crowns, with combined tooth-implant-supported restorations, cantilevers or resin-bonded prostheses as secondary alternatives.

Critical Summary Assessment

On the basis of a generally thorough assessment of limited-quality evidence available on the topic, the authors recommended that restorations preferably should be done with single crowns or FPDs on either abutment teeth or abutment implants, in contrast to a combination of abutment teeth and implants, cantilevers on teeth or resin-bonded prostheses, all of which would be less desirable.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019