Splinting osseointegrated implants and natural teeth in partially edentulous patients: a systematic review of the literature

J Oral Implantol. 2012 Aug;38(4):424-34. doi: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-10-00099. Epub 2010 Nov 12.


Dental implants in partially edentulous patients are a predictable therapeutic option. In patients with reduced bone volume, tooth-to-implant connected prostheses have been described as a treatment option. In this systematic review, the incidence of biologic and technical complications and the long-term survival rates of tooth-implant supported fixed partial dentures (FPDs) are analyzed. In cases where a natural tooth is connected with an implant to support a FPD, a rigid connection should be preferred.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Dental Abutments*
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Restoration Failure
  • Denture Design*
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed*
  • Humans
  • Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / rehabilitation*
  • Peri-Implantitis / etiology
  • Survival Analysis
  • Tooth / physiology*


  • Dental Implants