J Adv Prosthodont.  2011 Mar;3(1):47-50. 10.4047/jap.2011.3.1.47.

Immediate loading on mandibular edentulous patient with SFI Bar(R) overdenture

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Institute for Clinical Dental Research, Graduate School of Clinical Dentistry, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Prosthodontics, Graduate School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. neoplasia96@hanmail.net


Despite the greater retention and low maintenance of bar attachment system, the longer clinical time and increased number of visits were the assignments to overcome in bar attachment system. This case report describes SFI-Bar(R) (Cendres et Metaux, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland) to be solve those problems. A 65-year-old female, who had severely absorbed mandible, hoped to wear a stable mandibular denture without pain. As soon as two implants were placed on mandible, a tube bar was connected to two adaptors connected to each implant. The length of the tube bar was adjusted considering inter implant distance, and reconnected to the adaptors. Finally a female part was seated beneath the denture. This case report showed that a satisfactory clinical result was achieved by delivering bar overdenture immediately after implant placement without laboratory procedure.


Immediate Loading; Dental Implant; Overdenture; SFI-bar

MeSH Terms

Dental Implants
Denture, Overlay
Retention (Psychology)
Dental Implants


  • Fig. 1 Preoperative panoramic radiograph (A) and lateral tomographic view (B).

  • Fig. 2 SFI-bar® adapters (Lot 142333, Cendres et Métaux, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland) were connected to each implant fixture with 35 Ncm of torque.

  • Fig. 3 The end of the gauge was fitted into the implant adapter. Thus, the bar gauge could be fitted into the other implant adapter.

  • Fig. 4 The tube bar with the tube bar gauge were removed from the mouth and separated with Premium Disc (08000100, Cendres et Métaux, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland).

  • Fig. 5 Seated adaptors and adjusted tube bar were reconnected by mechanical interlocking.

  • Fig. 6 The old denture was hollowed out to be placed on mandible without any premature contact.

  • Fig. 7 The asymmetrical female was attached to the denture with self-curing attachment processing material (ERA PickUp, Germany) in the mouth.

  • Fig. 8 After 3 months, periapical standard view was taken. There was not any special findings.


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