ICFDP – implant-supported cantilevered fixed dental prosthesis or much easier cantilever implant bridge
Cantilever implant bridge is a nice solution for someone missing 2 or more teeth adjacent to each other. It is the same idea as a cantilever bridge on natural teeth.
Aglietta 2009 5-10 year meta-analysis
- 5‐ and 10‐year ICFDP cumulative survival rate of 94.3% and 88.9%
Keep the cantilever mesial distal width to premolar size 7-7.5mm Tarnow article in DT 2013
Little evidence of bone loss but increase in minor technical complications Torrecillas-Martínez IJOMI 2014. Therefore, if between a sinus lift and a 3 unit implant bridge or 2 implants and a cantilever, the cantilever is the way to go. Dereci JOI 2021
A nice discussion about cantilever implant bridges by Bill on DT.
Survival rates for a cantilever implant prosthesis
Survival rates of TISP, cantilever implant bridge and a standard dental implant bridge are the same according to Rammelsberg JPD 2021.