Metal Reinforced Mandibular Overdenture With Bar Attachment-A Case Report  

Shikha Jindal
Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, India
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 15   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2013.03.0015
Received: 02 Oct., 2013    Accepted: 15 Oct., 2013    Published: 16 Oct., 2013
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Prolonged edentulism has been associated with progressive alveolar resorption.To reduce alveolar bone resorption and to preserve proprioception, Overdenture can be the treatment modality.Retention of denture can be increased by using attachments.Bar attachment helps in splinting and retention of the appliance.But the diminished denture base dimensions required to accommodate bar attachment and tooth abutments render the prosthesis more susceptible to fracture.This case report describes tooth supported overdenture with bar attachment and the procedure for reinforcement of the denture base with metal framework.

Bar attachment; Prolonged edentulism; Overdenture
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