2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part K
Prosthetic rehabilitation of an edentulous mandible by two implants-retained Mandibular Overdenture: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ankit Verma
ABSTRACT:Conventionally, complete denture therapy has been considered as the standard of care for prosthetic management of edentulous jaws. However, it is very well recognized that not all patients are able to tolerate or adapt themselves to the prosthesis and frequently complain of discomfort, lack of retention, stability and inability to chew food. Such problems are more pronounced with mandibular dentures due to the anatomy of the mandible, faster resorption rates and close proximity of the residual alveolar ridge to the various muscle attachments which often interferes with the formation of adequate peripheral seal at the denture borders. With the recent developments in the dental implantology, Implant- Retained Mandibular Overdentures have emerged as an alternate treatment modality for prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous mandibles and have achieved encouraging results in terms of enhanced retention, support and stability contributing to greater patient acceptance and hence improvement in their quality of life. This article describes a case report where a Implant- Retained Overdenture was planned for a patient with edentulous mandible by placement of two endosseous implants.
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Dr. Ankit Verma. Prosthetic rehabilitation of an edentulous mandible by two implants-retained Mandibular Overdenture: A case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):757-760. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2020.v6.i3k.1034