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Treatment guidelines

Secondary splinting

Key points

  • Attachments placed directly on implants as ball attachments or locators provide sufficient retention for overdentures but have a tendency to lose retention over time
  • Less mucositis compared to bar retention
  • Telescopic crowns seem to cause less technical complications
  • All overdenture designs on two implants are functioning as hinging overdentures leading to the frequent necessity of relining
  • More maintenance efforts of overdentures than for fixed bridges

Clinical topics

Prosthetic materials
Implant prosthetics
Removable prosthetics
Success & failure

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