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Solving Complete Denture Problems by The Use of Overdenture: Clinical Case Report

Sana T Mohammed --- Nadira A Hatim

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان
ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2011 Volume: 11 Issue: 18 Pages: 238-243
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of tooth, or teeth supported over-dentures with Rhein'83 attachment vis a vis conventional dentures. Materials and Methods: four pa-tients aged (45 to 65) years, comprising of 2 males and 2 females, selected from the Prosthetic Depart-ment, College of Dentistry, University of Mosul. The prosthesis provided included 3 complete upper overdenture, two complete lower overdenture, three of them with Rhein'83 attachment and two with out attachment. Results: Patients response were uniformly pleased with the service that they had re-ceived. They felt that they could chew well and preferred having over dentures with attachment. Con-clusions: Overdentures with Rhein'83 attachment are more stable and functionally more retentive in comparison to conventional denture therapy. But this mode of treatment takes longer time to fabricate. Patient satisfaction and acceptance of the overdenture treatment modality is superior when compare to conventional dentures.