The “toronto prosthesis”, an appealing method for restoring patients

Medicina Oral, Patología Bucal y Cirugía Bucal. J Clin Exp Dent. 2012; 4(5): e309-12


The implant is a therapeutic resource in constant evolution, and the different types of implants and techniques have been increasingly used in cases of both fully or partially edentulous patients. In some cases they provide more conservative treatment, and in others better stability, retention, and function.

To achieve a satisfactory result, there are several factors that should be taken into account: the type and quality of the bone, bone density, the placement location of implants, retrievability of restorations, the patient’s motivation, and economic issues. Trainees should be aware of the limitations of the techniques that can be used for successful prosthetic rehabilitation.

This work describes the prosthetic rehabilitation of a fully edentulous mandible treated with dental implants using the ‘Toronto Bridge” technique for restoring both function and aesthetics. This type of prosthesis is a screwed-in mesostructure with milled abutments for the cementation of single or multiple suprastructures. This device could also be named “abutment-hybrid overdenture” The main advantages and disadvantages of this protocol are discussed.

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