Implant-retained partial overdenture with resilient attachments

Igor Chikunov, Phuong Doan, Farhad Vahidi
Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists 2008, 17 (2): 141-148
Management of partially edentulous patients can still be a prosthodontic challenge. Replacing the missing teeth with conventional removable partial dentures (RPDs) is the traditional method for the treatment of partial edentulism; however, there are many potential disadvantages associated with traditional RPDs. With the advent of osseointegrated dental implants, possibilities of prosthetic reconstruction for partial edentulism are endless. This article discusses the implant-retained partial overdenture (IRPOD) with resilient attachments as a predictable and cost-effective treatment for partially edentulous patients.

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