AIM: This study was established to evaluate the amount of bone height changes in the posterior mandibular area of edentulous patients receiving screw-retained prostheses versus removable telescopic implant overdentures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Every patient received four inter-foraminal implants regarding the mandibular arch and four anterior implants for the maxillary arch, computer guided surgical guides were planned for the insertion of the implants accurately with a flapless technique. Panoramic radiographs were made immediately, six months and twelve months after the prostheses` use proportional area and vertical measurements were applied to determine changes in the bone height of the posterior mandibular edentulous area. RESULTS: After twelve months, a statistically non-significant amount of bone resorption was reported for both groups. CONCLUSION: Up to the limitations of this study both treatment options the screw retained and telescopic overdenture can be used for rehabilitation of completely edentulous patients. These cases must be followed for a longer period to have a definite answer regarding their efficiency in the long run.
Helal, E., El-Zawahry, M., Gouda, A., Elkhadem, A. H., & Ibrahim, S. I. (2017). Bone height changes of the mandibular edentulous ridge in screw retained versus telescopic restorations for completely edentulous patients. Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(1), 72–78. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.004