PDF: Implant Supported Overdenture Attachments- A Review


Attachment retained implant overdentures are functionally superior to conventional dentures and are effective and cost saving alternatives to fixed implant dental prostheses. A wide variety of commercially available systems are used to connect implants to overdenture. 



Attachments for both maxillary and mandibular overdentures provide an acceptable implant prognosis, predictable retention while simplifying implant treatment protocols, making implant dentistry available for a larger segment of the population.


Prosthetic management of edentulous patient has long been a major challenge for dentistry. Adaptation to wearing complete denture is a complex process and must be considered from both somatic and psychologic standpoints. The necessity of suffering from uncomfortable dentures was eliminated by the introduction of dental implants in the early 1980s.

Dentures that are retained and stabalized by implants and may be removed by the patients are termed implant retained or stabalized denture.The retentive elements are housed within the denture and attached to the abutment ,which is then secured to the implant fixture.

*Dr.Kshama Chandan1 Dr.Pooja Agrawat2, Dr.Gaurang Mistry3Dr.Rajeev Singh4, 1Post Graduate Student, 2Post Graduate Student 3HOD Of Dept Of Prosthodontics, D.Y. Patil, Nerul.
4Professor Dept Of Prosthodontics, D.Y.Patil;Nerul
Corresponding author: Dr.Kshama Chandan

IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS)
e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861.Volume 16, Issue 11 Ver. X (Nov. 2017), PP 87-91
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