Skip to main content
icon-treatment_guides_article
Treatment guidelines

Implant overdenture maintenance

Key points

  • Use recall visit to check overdenture and restorative components for adjustment needs
  • Both attachment matrix activation and replacement are commonly encountered
  • A symptomatic growth of hyperplasic soft tissue around implants and particularly underneath bars is commonly seen and usually rectified by a program of vigorous massage

Clinical topics

Aftercare / follow up
Removable prosthetics

Related articles

icon-treatment_guides_article

Treatment guidelines

All tissue surfaces, prosthesis surfaces and implant surfaces should be accessible by oral hygiene aids like toothbrushes, interdental brushes and dental floss or dental tape. It is paramount that, during treatment planning...

Aftercare / follow up
Fixed prosthetics
Oral hygiene instructions
icon-treatment_guides_article

Treatment guidelines

Patient compliance is a critical factor in promoting the long-term success of oral rehabilitation. The issue of patient compliance should be enthusiastically engaged by the clinician/dental practitioner. The practitioner may see a non-compliant...

Aftercare / follow up
icon-treatment_guides_article

Treatment guidelines

Edentulous

Compliance.png

Compliance

Implant based treatment is a comprehensive long-term therapy with various treatment steps and ongoing need for adequate aftercare. It therefore requires considerable involvement, cooperation and dedication – compliance – from the patient. Therefore, during the...

Patient assessment

Questions

Log in or register to post questions and answers.