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Treatment guidelines

Implant overdenture placement

Key points

  • Overdenture base fit, extensions and occlusion should be carefully evaluated and adjusted
  • Overdentures may be attached to implants and immediate loading using resilient attachments and autopolymerizing resin
  • Patient education and instructions are vital to ensure the desired healing, prosthesis care and management of patient expectations

Clinical topics

Implant prosthetics
Biomechanics and occlusion
Removable prosthetics

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