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Tooth Supported Overdenture Retained With Custom Attachments: A Case Report

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Tooth Supported Overdenture Retained With Custom Attachments: A Case Report

Siddharth Bansal et al. J Indian Prosthodont Soc.

Abstract

Overdenture is a favored treatment modality for elderly patients with few remaining teeth. Roots maintained under the denture base preserve the alveolar ridge, provide sensory feedback and improve the stability of the dentures. Furthermore, the use of copings and precision attachments on the remaining teeth enhances the retention of the denture. This clinical report describes a novel method of fabricating a tooth supported overdenture retained with custom made ball attachments using orthodontic separators as a female component. Customized ball attachments with orthodontic separators are a simple and cost effective alternative treatment to the use of prefabricated attachments for enhancing the retention of tooth supported overdentures.

Keywords: Custom ball attachments; Custom post patterns; Direct–indirect method; Orthodontic separators; Overdenture.

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Intraoral frontal view showing edentulous maxillary and mandibular ridge with 33 and 43 teeth
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Tooth preparation done on 33 and 43
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Custom post patterns picked up in final impression taken with monophase impression material
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Intraoral cementation of customized ball attachments
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Acrylised lower denture with orthodontic separators in it
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Intraoral frontal view of the patient with dentures
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a Dontrix gauge used to accurately measure the orthodontic forces exerted by orthodontic elastics on the teeth. b Outer diameter of separator 4.23 mm and when it was stretched by 1 mm, it became 5.23 mm

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