Overdenture prosthesis supported on ball attachments in the residual dentition – case report.
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Stomatologia Studzińscy, Praktyka prywatna, Polska
Katedra i Zakład Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastów Śląskich, Polska
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Submission date: 2024-04-14
Final revision date: 2024-05-16
Acceptance date: 2024-06-17
Publication date: 2024-06-20
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Janusz Studziński   

Stomatologia Studzińscy, Praktyka prywatna, Ignacego Daszyńskiego, 6-8, 57-300, Kłodzko, Polska
Prosthodontics 2024;74(2):168-175
Replacing missing teeth in patients with extensive tooth loss is in many cases a great challenge due to poor anatomical conditions (atrophied prosthetic base), the presence of compromised residual dentition and problems with adaptation to the previously manufactured dentures. Among the factors influencing adaptation to dentures, the key role is played by the retention and stabilization of the denture on the prosthetic base, as well as chewing efficiency, which is significantly impaired in the case of severe tooth loss. In order to improve these parameters, at the stage of designing a prosthetic restoration, it is possible to use residual teeth in the form of telescopic crowns, traditional crowns as well as precise attachment elements, attachment system such as ball attachments, e.g. Rhein 83. The article discusses the possibility of overdenture reconstruction (OVD) in a patient, whose prosthetic rehabilitation utilized prefabricated spherical attachments cemented within the roots of the residual dentition. As studies show, the use of residual teeth contributes to an increase in the level of satisfaction with the prosthetic restoration, and thus improves the quality of life of patients.
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