Locator abutments height: thoughts?

Last Updated October 01, 2019
Reviewed By:  Dr. Vipul Shukla

This patient presented to my office with a history of multiple lower denture fracture. Would the height of the abutment exposed in the mouth increase the fracture risk? Abutments at 34 and 44 sites are 5-6mm supragingivally, probably selected to allow for an even occlusal level and perhaps, contrary to the manufacturer recommendations, when they should be heigh enough so the housing won’t impinge into the tissue. What are your thoughts on this?



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