Ioana Cristea, Doriana Agop-Forna, Cristina Dascălu, Dimitrios Bardis,Claudiu Topoliceanu, Norina Forna
The study aimed to determine the survival and success rates of the metal-ceramic fixed partial dentures with support on natural teeth versus dental implants as well as in relation to demographic and individual patients’ parameters. Materials and method. The research was designed as a retrospective study including 126 edentulous patients (mean age 60,48 ± 11,459 yr; 46- males, 80- females) treated by fixed partial dentures (FPD) either with natural teeth or dental implants support. The patients were divided in two study groups: 74 patients with 88 implants-supported FPD; 52 patients with 64 teeth-supported FPD. The survival and prosthetic success rates were calculated for each study group as well as in relation to demographic and individual patients’ parameters. Results. Survival rates were 90,6% for teeth-supported FPD and 93,2% for implant-supported FPD. Prosthetic success was 63,6% for teeth-supported FPD and 75% for implant-supported FPD. Conclusions. Similar survival rates and higher rates of prosthetic success (without significant statistical differences) were recorded for implant-supported FPD comparing to teeth-supported FPD patient.