Natural Tooth Intrusion Phenomenon with Implants: A Survey

Lily T. Garcia, Larry J. Oesterle

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A common assumption when planning for treatment for a fixed partial denture potentially involving an osseointegrated implant is to avoid connection between the implant and natural tooth abutment because of the differences in mobility and potential long-term effects. A large population was surveyed to measure the incidence of natural tooth intrusion in implant-assisted fixed partial dentures (IAFPD) and to try to identify a correlation between type of implant and/or type of connector. Natural tooth intrusion occurred in 3.5% of the patient population specifically treated with IAFPD. No correlation could be made between incidence of intrusion and the type of implant or type of connector used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-231
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998


  • Implant
  • Natural tooth intrusion
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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