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Treatment guidelines

Implant overdentures, introduction

Key points

  • Implant overdentures are an excellent treatment option for the edentulous patient
  • This type of prosthesis is indicated when patient demands cannot be met either through a fixed implant prosthesis or through a complete denture
  • Retention is obtained through use of attachments placed directly on implants or on bar superstructures.
  • Adequate cleaning and hygiene measures and maintenance of the removable denture and intraoral retention elements are crucial for longterm clinical success

Clinical topics

Implant prosthetics
Removable prosthetics

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