Hybrid implant effective in posterior edentulous maxilla with inadequate bone, Finds study
Researchers have recently found out that hybrid implant system proves to be very effective in rehabilitating the posterior maxillary regions with inadequate bone and also proves to be safe, economical and clinician and patient friendly compared to other implant systems.
The study is published in the International Journal of Dental Research.
Hybrid implant dentures, as the name implies, are a mixture of conventional dental implants and dentures. Once the implant has stabilized into your bone (a process called osseointegration), a permanent crown is placed atop the implant.
Dr. Aabu Varghese and associates from the Mar Baselios Dental college, India carried out the present study with the objective to investigate the credibility of the implant in the areas of posterior maxillary region.
Hybrid implant has got satisfactory results in our previous study in various edentulous areas with inadequate bone for endosseous implant placement. The authors conducted the study to evaluate the hybrid implant postoperatively 18 months for gingival status, pain, peri-implantitis and mobility, so that it can be applied in posterior maxillary edentulous spaces with inadequate bone as an alternative to conventional implant.
15 patients were rehabilitated in the posterior edentulous areas with hybrid implant. Researchers intended to study the rehabilitation of posterior maxillary edentulous space i.e. Maxillary- premolar, 1st molar and 2nd molar area with hybrid implant and evaluate the hybrid implant post operatively for 18months (1stmonth, 3rd month, 6th month ,12 th month,18thmonth).
The following results were noted-
- During the study period the implant system presented with no gingivitis, peri-implantitis, and pain.
- The periotest test values show the implant system to be very much stable.
- Also proves to be safe, economical and clinician and patient friendly compared to other implant systems.
Therefore, the authors concluded that "Hybrid implant system proves to be very effective in rehabilitating the posterior maxillary regions with inadequate bone. It also proves to be safe, economical and clinician and patient friendly compared to other implant systems."