Five-Year Retrospective Assay of Implant Treatments and Complications in Private Practice: Restorative Treatment Profiles of Single and Short-Span Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses

: The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the restoration profiles of 5,491 implant-supported single crowns, fixed partial dentures (FPDs), and splinted restorations prescribed between January 2005 and December 2009. Materials and Methods: Dental clinicians qualified in or before December 2004, registered in Victoria, and placing and/ or restoring implants in private practice were invited to participate in the study. Data was extracted by two trained and calibrated research assistants from dental records. Crosstabulation was carried out in SPSS (IBM) to provide descriptive statistics on clinician profiles, patient demographics, and restoration information. Results: A total of 34 practitioners participated in the study: 25 general dentists and 9 specialists. Clinicians that graduated between 1970 and 1989 (16 to 40 years of experience) prescribed most of the prostheses (82.0%). Female patients were present in higher numbers across most age and restoration groups. Of the implant-supported prostheses,

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