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Research Paper | Dental Science | Egypt | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016
Clinical Evaluation of the Implant Retained Overdenture with OT-Equator Attachments
Naema A. Ammar | Nabila M. El-Khodary | Ahmed M. Abdelhamid 
Abstract: Statement of problem Successful treatment with the two-implant overdenture has been well documented. There are many different attachments available to connect implants to overdentures. The OT-Equator is a new line of low profile attachment. However, little information is available about this product and its effect on peri-implant tissues. Purpose Evaluation of the mandibular implant assisted overdentures constructed with OT-Equator attachment both clinically and radiographically. Materials and Methods Seven completely edentulous male patients have participated in this study. For each patient two implants were installed in the canine areas of the mandible according to the standardized two-stage surgical technique. Implants were loaded three months later with OT-Equator attachment implant assisted overdenture. Clinical evaluation was performed immediately, three months and six months following final prosthesis insertion and radiographical evaluation was performed immediately and six months later. Results Clinical and radiographical results revealed insignificant differences in peri-implant probing depth, clinical attachment level, modified plaque index, modified gingival index, implant stability quotient and marginal bone height between different follow-up periods. Conclusion The implant assisted overdenture with OT-Equator attachment may be recognized as being predictable and successful treatment option.
Keywords: assisted overdenture, low profile attachment, OT-Equator, Osstell, Implant stability quotient
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,
Pages: 643 - 647