ITI implants and Dolder bars in the treatment of large traumatic defect of mandible: a clinical report

Aydin M., Yilmaz A., Katiboglu B. , Tunc E.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.20, no.6, pp.348-352, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2004.00254.x
  • Title of Journal : DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-352
  • Keywords: maxillofacial trauma, overdenture, implant, ITI dental implant system, overdenture attachment, PATIENTS SATISFACTION, PATIENT SATISFACTION, OVERDENTURES, ATTACHMENTS, MANAGEMENT


The development of more sophisticated implant techniques to produce satisfying results improves the precise planning of both the surgical phase of the implantation and the following prosthetic rehabilitation. Ball and bar attachments are the main retainer systems for implant-bearing overdentures to achieve a successful treatment in the partial or full edentulism. In this clinical report, a 23-year-old male patient, presented with a large traumatic defect in the anterior mandible, was treated with ITI(R) implant and ITI(R) Dolder bar combinations. The reason to prefer this kind of treatment depends on the highest retention capacity and cleaning facilities of the system.