Attachment of clips in a bar-retained maxillary implant overdenture: a clinical report

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Abstract

Implant-supported overdentures are a good alternative for patients with conventional dentures that lack retention and stability. The most common prosthetic complications in mandibular and maxillary implant-supported overdentures are fracture and loosening of the attachment system. This clinical report describes the treatment of a completely edentulous patient with sinus floor elevation by using bone from the iliac crest and the insertion of 4 implants in the maxilla and mandible followed by implant-supported overdentures. The technical procedure for the attachment of clips to an acrylic resin overdenture base with the use of metal reinforcement is described. The advantage of this attachment procedure is an improved attachment system with less fracture and less loosening of the clips. (J Prosthet Dent 2012;107:353-357)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume107
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2012

Keywords

  • FOLLOW-UP
  • ENDOSSEOUS IMPLANTS
  • MANDIBULAR OVERDENTURES
  • ITI IMPLANTS
  • REINFORCEMENT
  • COMPLICATIONS
  • PROSTHESES
  • AFTERCARE
  • TRIAL

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