Tooth Supported Overdenture as Prosthetic Solution for Elderly Patients: A Case Series
Overdenture treatment is a notion which precludes the inevitability of “floating plastic” in edentulous mouths. The concept of tooth retained overdenture is a simple and cost effective way to retain few firm teeth that are present in an otherwise compromised dentition to increase the retention and stability of complete denture leading to increased chewing efficiency of patient. The concept of overdentures is a positive means for delaying the process of complete edentulism and helps in reducing bone resorption. To top it all, it gives the patient the sensitivity and proprioception of having prosthesis with his natural teeth still present. In this article, case reports with three different types of Overdentures are discussed: Overdenture with submerged abutment, Overdenture without coping on abutment and overdenture with coping based on available inter-arch space.
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