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Root Supported Overdenture for Special Needs Geriatric Patients: Case Reports
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2014;10(4):285-292
Published online December 30, 2014
© 2014 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Anuj Chhabra1, Nidhi Chhabra2, Rahul Grover3

1Department of Dental Surgery, VMMC and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, 2Department of Preventive Dentistry, Malauna Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, 3Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, ITS Dental College, Hospital and Research Center, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Correspondence to: Anuj Chhabra
Received December 30, 2013; Revised July 1, 2014; Accepted July 2, 2014.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Prosthetic treatment with overdenture therapy is widely employed for rehabilitation of elderly patients. The root supported overdenture provides the patient with greater retention, stability and improved masticatory function and esthetics. The aim of this article was to present two case reports where root supported overdentures were fabricated in elderly patients who had difficulty in seating their overdentures and had high retentive and esthetic demands. The self aligning root locator attachment was utilized for two patients with special needs and demands. The treatment revealed a feasible option for patients with economic zircumstances that preclude implant therapy. Both patients were quite satisfied with the retention and functional stability of their delivered dentures. By respecting the high expectations and compromised oral health status of two older patients, a conservative low maintenance and easy to insert self-aligning locator attachment was attached to the denture prostheses, which permitted the patients to function with minimum postoperative care.
Keywords : over denture, root locator, attachment, proprioception
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