Objective: The purpose of this work is to evaluate clinical procedures simplification in fixed implant rehabilitations using OT Equator Profile (Rhein83, Bologna, Italy) attachments. Method: 21 Patients (7 males, 14 females, mean age 70±10 years) with full-arch fixed implant rehabilitations retained by innovative abutments EP were included in this clinical trial. From 4 to 7 implants were placed in edentulous arch . Fixed temporary rehabilitations are loaded immediately. Fixed definitive rehabilitation was realized 6-8 weeks after implant surgery. We evaluated the number of clinical patient sessions needed to achieve the final restorations. Result: The number of clinical steps and time of realization in the 21 cases under review resulted significantly reduced compared to standard procedures. The number of clinical sessions ranged between 3 and 4 (for 9 patients was 3, while for 12 patients was 4). Conclusion: This innovative abutment allows the realization of fixed implant rehabilitations in 3 or 4 clinical sessions, while the conventional techniques require at least 5. This procedure uses only a single prosthetic implant transmucosal abutment during the entire treatment plan: Equator Profile is capable of concentrating in a single piece healing screw, the temporary abutment and the final abutment.
Toronto Bridge Rehabilitations: simplified procedures using a new universal abutbment / Bortolini, Sergio; Berzaghi, Andrea; Natali, Alfredo; Martinolli, Matteo; Tarantino, V; Consolo, Ugo. - In: JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 1544-0591. - ELETTRONICO. - Vol. 92, Special Issue A:(2013), pp. 119-119. ((Intervento presentato al convegno IADR 91th General Session tenutosi a Seattle (WA) - USA nel March 20-23, 2013.