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CASE REPORT
Rehabilitation of maxillary arch with attachment-retained mesh-reinforced single complete denture
  1. C H Vamsi Krishna1,
  2. A Kaleshwar Rao2,
  3. N Chandra Sekhar1,
  4. Y Mahadev Shastry3
  1. 1Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Sai Dental College & Research institute, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
  3. 3Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr C H Vamsi Krishna chvk_guntur{at}yahoo.co.in

Summary

Fabrication of conventional complete dentures was one of the most commonly advised treatment options to mange edentulous patients since many years. One of the commonly encountered challenging tasks in prosthodontics is a clinical situation in which patients have maxillary completely edentulous arches opposing mandibular natural dentition. This situation can be effectively managed by retaining some of the natural teeth as overdenture abutments. Tooth supported overdenture retained by attachments will improve retention, support and stability, and reduces rate of ridge resorption along with psychological benefits to the patients by providing tactile sensation. The present case report describes management of patients with edentulous maxillary arch opposing natural mandibular dentition-rehabilitated attachment-retained mesh-reinforced overdenture.

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