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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Overdentures With Roots or Implants for Elderly Patients: A ComparisonR Mericske-Stern. J Prosthet Dent 72 (5), 543-50. PMID 7844759. - ReviewRoots maintained under the denture base preserve the alveolar ridge, provide sensory feedback and improve the stability of the dentures. Furthermore, with the use of copi …
Mandibular Overdenture Retained by Magnetic Assembly: A Clinical TipP Anupam et al. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 14 (Suppl 1), 328-33. PMID 26199541.The preservation of remaining root structure and alveolar bone covering them with denture has been used since many years. Tooth-retained overdentures transfer occlusal fo …
Changes in the Edentulous Maxilla With Ball and Telescopic Attachments of Implant-Retained Mandibular Overdentures: A 4-year Retrospective StudyMA Elsyad et al. Quintessence Int 44 (7), 487-95. PMID 23616978.Telescopic attachments for implant-retained mandibular overdentures are associated with increased maxillary ridge resorption and flabbiness, and decreased maxillary dentu …
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