J Prosthet Dent.2014 Jan;111(1):16-9. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.07.009. Epub 2013 Nov 5.
Metal-reinforced single implant mandibular overdenture retained by an attachment: a clinical report.
Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM and Medica Sur Hospital; and Private practice, Mexico City, Mexico. Electronic address: [email protected].
Owner, Dental Technik Laboratory, National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM; Medica Sur Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico.
Results of studies have shown that a single implant mandibular overdenture significantly increases the satisfaction and quality of life of patients with edentulism.
The single implant-retained overdenture has the additional advantage of being less expensive and invasive than a 2-implant supported overdenture but has a high incidence of fracture of the acrylic resin base at the point of the implant.
The treatment, design, and fabrication of a metal-reinforced single-implant mandibular overdenture with the Locator attachment as a retention device is described.
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