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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 7140870, 7 pages
Research Article

A Clinical Retrospective Study of Distal Extension Removable Partial Denture with Implant Surveyed Bridge or Stud Type Attachment

Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Research Institute, Institute of Translational Dental Sciences, BK21 PLUS Project, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, 49 Pusan University-Ro, Yangsan-Si, Gyeongsangnam-do 50612, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Jung-Bo Huh;

Received 20 February 2017; Accepted 29 March 2017; Published 9 April 2017

Academic Editor: Konstantinos Michalakis

Copyright © 2017 Eun-Bin Bae et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study was performed to make comparative analysis of the clinical findings between the two different types of the implant-assisted removable partial dentures: removable partial dentures using implant surveyed bridge as an abutment (ISBRPD) and overdenture type of removable partial denture using implant attachment (IARPD). Implant cumulative survival rate, marginal bone resorption, probing depth, peri-implant inflammation, bleeding, plaque, calculus, and complications were evaluated on 24 patients who were treated with implants in conjunction with removable partial denture and have used them for at least 1 year (ISCRPD: ; IARPD: ). There was no failed implant and all implants were functioning without clinical mobility. Marginal bone loss of ISCRPD (1.44 ± 0.57 mm) was significantly lower than that of IARPD (). There was no significant difference in probing depth, peri-implant inflammation, bleeding, and plaque between the two groups , while the calculus was significantly more observed in ISCRPD group than in IARPD group . The retention loss of IARPD was the most common complication. Within the limits of the present study, it was found that well-planned ISBRPD was clinically appropriate. Longitudinal and systematic clinical studies are necessary to confirm these results.