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For mandibular overdentures, marginal bone loss may not be affected by implant design or attachment type

Sarah Gray DDS, MS .


Systematic Review Conclusion

Marginal bone loss around implants supporting or retaining mandibular overdentures is not significantly affected by the implant system or attachment design.

Critical Summary Assessment

Results of a systematic review show no significant difference between implant systems or attachment designs with regard to marginal bone loss around mandibular overdentures. This allows practitioners to focus on other variables when planning treatment.

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