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Clinical Case Report: Delivery of a Mini Implant-Retained Mandibular Overdenture

Clinical Case Report: Delivery of a Mini Implant-Retained Mandibular Overdenture

Clinical Case Report: Delivery of a Mini Implant-Retained Mandibular Overdenture

Christopher Travis, DDS
Christopher Travis, DDS
on behalf of Glidewell Dental

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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The growing acceptance of mini implant-retained overdentures as a long-term solution in edentulous cases is providing new levels of comfort and satisfaction to an ever-increasing number of denture patients unwilling or unable to accept conventional implant treatment. The clinical success of any implant removable restoration, however, is highly dependent on the form and fit of the final prosthesis. Proper attention to detail at each stage of the prosthetic delivery cycle will help to ensure maximum benefit and patient approval.

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Though mini implants are designed to accommodate the immediate loading of an existing denture in the presence of primary stability, patients are often better served by the fabrication of a prosthesis specifically fitted for the new biologic form factor. Presented with a patient whose mandibular denture had been heavily modified according to conventional denture techniques, Dr. Christopher Travis undertakes the process of fitting her with a new overdenture designed for optimal function and esthetics following the osseointegration of four mini implants. His appointment-by-appointment video and article detail the concerns for each step of the procedure, from preliminary impressions to final prosthetic delivery. Among the key concepts are:
Christopher Travis, DDS

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Christopher Travis, DDS
on behalf of Glidewell Dental

Glidewell Laboratories, based in Newport Beach, California, is an industry-leading provider of high-quality dental lab products and services to dental professionals nationwide for a low cost. Established in January 1970 by Jim Glidewell, CDT, the lab specializes in crown & bridge, ceramic, removable full and partial dentures, dental implants and prosthetic components, and full-cast restorations. Glidewell is an industry leader thanks to its innovative dental technology, experienced R&D department, and dedication to providing free or affordable clinical and technical education to promote industry growth. Read on to see how Jim Glidewell began his career in dentistry and built Glidewell Laboratories into the largest dental lab in the world.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 2.00 Hours

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