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Dentures made on attrition end or reduced teeth r remove able n fixed both depending on case to case ,,they improve vertical dimension of face, improve chewing efficiency , improve aesthetics n phonation
Dear lybrate-user, removable overdentures are teeth which you can remove by yourself whenever you like. Normally, these are to be removed while going to sleep. Apart from their maintenance by removing and reinserting, they do not have much disadvantages.
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Removable overdentures-A removable partial denture or complete denture that covers & rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, &/or dental implants; a prosthesis that covers & is partially supported by natural tooth roots, &/or dental implants, called also overlay denture, overlay prosthesis, superimposed prosthesis, hybrid dentures.
Indications: Indications Patients with few remaining natural teeth (coronally intact / malpositioned / morphologically compromised) Patients with mutilated / severely compromised dentitions
Advantages of Overdentures: Advantages of Overdentures Residual ridge integrity– improved stress distribution Stability & retention Patient’s perception of preserved natural teeth Viable & simple alternate technique to CD Application is virtually unlimited
Disadvantages of Overdentures: Likely time dependent transition to CD, depends on patient’s oral hygiene & nature of selected abutments Age-related inability to follow proper hygiene Presence of refractory periodontal disease Caries Frequent recall appointments, expense (endo & restoration) Available interarch space Weakness in Acrylic denture base Cast coping – increases lab procedures / expenses Disadvantages of Overdentures.
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