At one week, the implants are firm and the area is healing well. The only complication is that gingival tissue has grown up around one of the implant fixtures and may prevent complete seating of the prosthesis.
I recently attended a course where for the first time I learned about using one implant with an attachment to retain a mandibular overdenture.
I have got a new patient 78 year old male with Parkinsons Disease and I have treatment planned him for 2 lower implants in a edentulous mandible and a mandibular overdenture.
Most of the implant retained mandibular overdentures that I have seen have two implants, but some lecturers recommend three and some say to place minis.
Are any of you using this design with 5 free-standing implants to retain a maxillary overdenture with a horeshoe major connector design?
I would like to use a ball type of attachment to retain a mandibular overdenture. I have heard some lecturers say that this is a better attachment design because it allows for universal movement around the ball which is something that other attachments are not capable of doing.
I have seen numerous examples of maxillary overdenture supported by the alveolar ridges and retained by 4 implants. Have there been any long term studies in the literature validating this treatment philosophy?
The attached gingiva is now healthy but the patient now reports pain only at night when the mandibular overdenture is out of the mouth.
My only concern is that when I make the fixed partial denture will it support the lips and facial muscles as well as the complete denture?
I have a patient who is treatment planned for a maxillary overdenture supported by 4-implants in the second premolar and canine areas
My surgeon suggested that after he places the other implant fixtures I convert the overdenture into a provisional hybrid partial denture so the patient can get used to wearing a fixed appliance.
At that visit I am planning on uncovering the implant fixtures and placing transmucosal healing abutments. How do I determine how long the Locator abutment should be?
I have a 65 year old male patient who has a history of head and neck cancer treated with radiation therapy 5 years ago. He has no saliva and as such has rampant carries.
I am going to be getting a lower overdenture and have received two conflicting pieces of advice from dentists, one says to use conventional implants while the other says to use mini implants.
I have been given two different opinions regarding the number of dental implants needed for an overdenture.
My problem is that the implant in #4 site is misaligned and flares out to the buccal. The bar is slightly distorted at that point. When I go to insert the overdenture it hangs up on #4 area and then snaps down.
I have a patient with a lower overdenture retained by a ball attachment (Ceka) placed in the root of the left canine. I want to provide a solution that would be more economic and give better results.
I am trying to gather information that I can use to educate my patients about the costs for the long-term upkeep and maintenance of their mandibular overdentures.
I have just started doing mandibular retained overdentures using Locator attachments. But one problem I have been having is picking them up in the overdenture.
I recently attended a lecture on implant-retained overdentures where the speaker recommended using 3 dental implants placed at the canine sites bilaterally and a third implant in the midline. Does a solo implant in the midline work as well as these other designs?
My concern is long-term survival of intact fixed partial dentures. My prosthodontist has recommended that I use screw retention for fixed partial dentures.
I have an 8 year old edentulous male patient who is recovering from cancer, and within the next few years I would like to place some dental implants to support overdentures.
There has been a great deal of controversy over what implant support is required for maxillary overdentures.
Should I use a ball attachment on all 3 dental implants and use them all for retention?
If possible, I’d like to get a comprehensive explanation concerning the difference between implant supported fixed partial dentures, fixed-detachable dentures [hybrid] and overdentures?