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J Korean Acad Prosthodont. 2019 Jul;57(3):271-279. Korean. Case Report.
Kim SY , Kwon EY , Jung KH , Jeon HM , Baek YJ , Yun MJ , Huh JB .
Dental Clinic Center, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea.
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Republic of Korea.

There are several unfavorable conditions regarding alveolar bone condition that may compromise the denture patient's satisfaction. Chewing efficiency may not be satisfactory when alveolar bone is deficient, and the denture stability could hardly be achieved when alveolar bone shape is irregular. Implant overdenture can be useful to provide satisfactory denture experience compared to conventional denture. The attachment for implant overdenture can be classified into bar attachment and solitary attachment. When the positions of the implants are in the mandibular anterior region, bar attachment may be favorable to obtain a rigid support of the entire denture. When implants are distributed both on anterior and posterior region, a solitary attachment could be considered for ease of removal and maintenance. This report presents implant overdenture cases with the patients that had unilateral mandibular alveolar bone atrophy conditions. Different abutments were chosen based on the individual patient's mandibular alveolar bone condition and the treatments were successful in terms of patient satisfaction.

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