Application of precision attachments to dental prosthetics – based on literature.
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Katedra Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Polska
Katedra Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny
Submission date: 2023-07-05
Final revision date: 2023-08-08
Acceptance date: 2023-09-22
Publication date: 2023-12-15
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Katarzyna Anna Laskowska   

Katedra Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Polska
Prosthodontics 2023;73(4):372-382
Modern dental prosthetics offers many possibilities for the rehabilitation of partial missing teeth (e.g. using implantoprosthetic methods, fixed dentures, removable skeletal dentures or partial settling dentures). Precision abutments are an alternative to the classic fixation of removable dentures, such as cast or bendable clasps, allowing for improvement, retention and stabilization of prosthetic restorations and aesthetics. Treatment of patients with the use of prosthetic restorations with precision attachments is a proven method of rehabilitation in cases of partial missing teeth and edentulous patients using intraosseous implants. These restorations may be a good solution for people after oncological surgeries in the area of the head and neck, where it may be impossible to achieve retention and stabilization with the use of removable prostheses. In the work, the authors, based on a literature review (using Scopus and PubMed databases, using key words: precision attachments, ball attachments, telescopic crown, magnet, magnetic attachments, lock, bar, bolt), present the most commonly used precision elements: telescopic crowns, magnetic catches and footbridge combinations. Their general characteristics, clinical indications as well as advantages and disadvantages are presented.
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