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Novel Fabrication Technique for Root-supported Overdentures: A Case Report

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.244
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89-93

ABSTRACT

Tooth and bone preservation is essential to support dentures, especially for elderly patients. Retaining the existing teeth and roots for an overdenture postpones edentulism, and this is a convenient alternative to complete dentures and extraction of teeth. Root-supported overdentures attach to the roots with precision attachments. The fit of the attachment of both the denture and the roots or implants is very important for overdentures. The combination of the attachments increases the retention and stability of attachment-retained overdentures. This technique describes an alternative procedure to fabricate root-supported overdentures with combined locator and casted telescopic attachments.  

 

Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2016
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