J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2016 Jan;54(1):41-48. 10.4047/jkap.2016.54.1.41.

Implant-retained overdentures with pre-fabricated bar attachment system in edentulous patients

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  • 1Department of Dentistry, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea. dragon_001@hanmail.net

Abstract

Edentulous patients with severe alveolar bone resorption have trouble with using traditional complete denture. In order to overcome these problems, implant-retained overdenture was developed. SFI-bar(R) system can save time and cost compared to other existing bar systems which need complicated laboratory procedures because it can be adjusted directly in a patient's mouth. A 55-year-old male, who had experienced a fractured lower old implant-retained overdenture, wanted a durable and painless denture. The fractured Locator(R) attachments were removed and edentulous mandible was restored with SFI-bar(R). A 77-year-old female with a medical history of the Parkinson's disease and severely absorbed alveolar bone of mandible, wanted to wear a retentive mandibular denture without pain. After placing two implants in front of mental foramen, two adaptors were connected to two implants and a tube bar was connected to the adaptors. A female part fitted to the bar was attached to the new denture. These clinical reports describe two-implant-retained overdenture using the SFI-bar(R) system in mandibular edentulous patients. Since the patients were satisfied esthetically and functionally during 2 years' observation, we would like to report cases.

Keyword

Prefabricated bar attachement; SFI-bar(R); Overdenture; Dental implant

MeSH Terms

Aged
Bone Resorption
Dental Implants
Denture, Complete
Denture, Overlay*
Dentures
Female
Humans
Male
Mandible
Middle Aged
Mouth
Parkinson Disease
Dental Implants
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