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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 9 ( September, 2017 ) > List of Articles


Incidence of Prosthetic Complications associated with Implant-borne Prosthesis in a Sleep Disorder Center

Shekhar Grover, Venkatesh B Suneel, Santhosh Kotian, Ravikanth H Jujare, Adarsh K Shetty, Sneh Nidhi

Citation Information : Grover S, Suneel VB, Kotian S, Jujare RH, Shetty AK, Nidhi S. Incidence of Prosthetic Complications associated with Implant-borne Prosthesis in a Sleep Disorder Center. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (9):821-825.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2133

Published Online: 01-03-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the common prevalent conditions present worldwide. The process of abnormal habits related to clenching and grinding of teeth is referred to as bruxism and is characterized under the heading of parafunctional activity of the masticatory system. Osseointegrated dental implants represent advancements in the field of odontology. Despite its high success rate, failure and complications are often associated with dental implant treatment due to a number of factors. Hence, we aimed for the present study to assess the incidence of prosthetic complications in patients rehabilitated with implant-borne prosthesis in a sleep disorder unit.

Materials and methods

The present study included the assessment of all the patients who underwent prosthetic rehabilitation by dental implants. An experienced registered prosthodontist was given duty for examination of all the cases from the record file data. Prosthetic complications in the patients were identified using photographs, radiographs, and all other relevant data of the patients obtained from the record files. All types of complications and other factors were recorded separately and analyzed.


While correlating the prosthetic complications in OSA patients grouped based on number of dental implants, nonsignificant results were obtained. Significant correlation was observed while comparing the prosthetic complications divided based on type of prosthesis. Fracture of the porcelain was observed in four and eight cases respectively, of screwed and cemented dental implant cases.


Some amount of significant correlation existed between the incidences of prosthetic complications and OSA.

Clinical significance

Proper history of the patients undergoing dental implant procedures should be taken to avoid failure.

How to cite this article

Suneel VB, Kotian S, Jujare RH, Shetty AK, Nidhi S, Grover S. Incidence of Prosthetic Complications associated with Implant-borne Prosthesis in a Sleep Disorder Center. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(9):821-825.

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