Tuberosity and Implant Support

Single, tuberosity-osseointegrated implant support for a tissue-integrated prosthesis.

Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, PhD, FACP
Temple University, School of Dentistry, Philadelphia.

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 1992;12(5):345-57

Fixed prosthodontic rehabilitation can be accomplished in partially edentulous patients whose maxillary antrum prohibits successful placement of multiple fixtures. A single posterior fixture is placed in the tuberosity region to support a tissue-integrated prosthesis directly connected to a periodontally sound anterior abutment tooth. The treatment planning considerations and surgical aspects are described, and a case report is used to illustrate the technique.


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