Prosthetics – Overdenture Abutments
- are recommended for the mandible only. Free standing implants in the maxilla have an extremely poor prognosis.
- will give stability and retention to the denture but only limited support. A meso bar or fixed bridge will therefore always be superior. The overdenture abutment is therefore selected for primarily financial reasons, ie. it is usually a compromise treatment.
- should be placed as close to the mental foramen as possible to maximise lateral stability and minimise “rocking”, ie. ideal implant placement is not the same as one would choose for a doldar bar-type restoration.
- length is critical to the success or failure of the restoration. The length must be such that the plastic clip, when applied, rests gently on the tissue.
An important detail regarding the use of Overdenture Abutments:
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