Indications, design considerations, and clinical outcomes of implant-supported fixed prostheses


  • Ali Salem Alfaer Department of Prosthodontic, Rabigh General Hospital, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
  • Khulood Khalid Bakhsh Department of Restorative Dentistry, King Fahad Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahim Mohammed Alyami General Dentist, New Najran General Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia
  • Rawaa Mohammed Fallatah College of Dentistry, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Mashael Saleh Saloum General Dental Clinic, 360 Clinics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nouf Yahya AlHarbi Riyadh Specialized Dental Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Suha Dhaifallah Al Otaibi Dental Department, Dental Medical Complex in West of Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Bandar Zaid Alotaibi General Dentist, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Salem Abdullah AL Meheini College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Sahar Safar AL Shalawi General Dentist, Ministry of Health, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdulrahman Mohammed Bushnaq Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



Implant-supported fixed prostheses, Implant design, Biomechanics, Patient satisfaction, Material selection


Implant-supported fixed prostheses are a highly successful treatment option for replacing missing teeth, offering improved esthetics, function, and patient satisfaction. Design considerations play a crucial role in achieving optimal outcomes. Implant distribution and angulation should be carefully planned to ensure balanced load distribution and biomechanical stability. Occlusal considerations are vital to minimize mechanical complications and implant overloading, with proper adjustments and occlusal schemes implemented. The emergence profile should replicate natural tooth contours for esthetic integration and ease of oral hygiene maintenance. Material selection is essential, considering factors such as occlusal loading, esthetic requirements, and patient-specific considerations. Biomechanical analysis helps identify stress distribution patterns and optimize prosthesis design for long-term success. Patient satisfaction is high, with improved chewing ability, speech, and overall quality of life reported. Long-term success rates exceed 90%, influenced by implant survival, peri-implant health, maintenance of prosthesis integrity, and patient satisfaction. Thorough patient assessment, treatment planning, precise surgical and prosthetic execution, and comprehensive follow-up care are crucial for favorable outcomes. Implant-supported fixed prostheses provide functional and esthetic restorations, enhancing oral health and overall well-being.


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How to Cite

Alfaer, A. S., Bakhsh, K. K., Alyami, I. M., Fallatah, R. M., Saloum, M. S., AlHarbi, N. Y., Al Otaibi, S. D., Alotaibi, B. Z., AL Meheini, S. A., AL Shalawi, S. S., & Bushnaq, A. M. (2023). Indications, design considerations, and clinical outcomes of implant-supported fixed prostheses. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(8), 2974–2979.



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