PROSTHODONTIC REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS WITH DOUBLE CROWN AND LOCATOR ATTACHMENT - RETAINED OVERDENTURES SUPPORTED BY A COMBINATION OF NATURAL TOOTH AND STRATEGIC IMPLANTS: CASE SERIES
Prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous patients and patients with one or two own teeth can be established by different treatment modalities. The most commonly used in the treatment of these patients is conventional complete denture or removable partial denture. However, due to increasing problems with this type of therapy, such as insufficient retention, stability, comfort and pain during mastication, it is suggested an overdenture supported by two natural teeth or implants. We will present series of clinical reports. In two clinical cases patients came to the dental office because of the impossibility of wearing lower partial denture, and in one case patient had problems with the upper partial denture. After clinical examination and radigraphic analysis, in all patients, dental implants were implanted. In first case there were implanted two dental implants in the region 41 and 43, in second case it was region 33, and in third case implanatiton is performed in the region of 14, 11, 21. Prosthetic rehabilitation was done after 3-months bone oseointegration period. The treatment consisted in the production of double crowns and overdentures that are retained with locator attachment. This design of the denture significantly improves the quality of patient’s life (the dentures are stable, chewing is improved, the feeling of thermal sensations of food and drink is present, the feeling of taste is complete, and the psychological patient becomes safer).
overdenture, double crown, locator, dental implant.