The subperiosteal implant as a viable long-term treatment modality in the severely atrophied mandible: a patient's 40-year case history

J Oral Implantol. 1995;21(1):35-9.


Subperiosteal implants have been a treatment modality for atrophied edentulous mandibles for almost 50 years. A case is presented tracing a patient's 40-year history with treatment of his severely atrophied fully edentulous mandible with a subperiosteal implant and removable implant-borne prosthesis. The subperiosteal implant should be considered as a long-term treatment option in those patients who are unable to wear a lower full denture due to resorption of the ridge and osseous defects that provide inadequate bone for placement of endosseous blade- or root-form implants. This case demonstrates the long-term viability of the subperiosteal implant.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alveolar Bone Loss / rehabilitation
  • Alveolar Bone Loss / surgery*
  • Dental Implantation, Subperiosteal*
  • Dental Implants*
  • Humans
  • Jaw, Edentulous / rehabilitation*
  • Male
  • Mandibular Diseases / rehabilitation
  • Mandibular Diseases / surgery*
  • Reoperation


  • Dental Implants