Offering Options to Your Patients: Implant-Retained Overdentures

Dr. Ara Nazarian

Present Situation

A patient in her mid-sixties presented with an edentulous maxillary arch with a complete denture; the mandibular teeth were affected by decay, periodontal disease, and bone loss.

Clinical Solution

Patient opted for a new denture in the upper arch, and an overdenture supported by 5 dental implants in the lower arch for a cost-effective treatment option.

The treatment planning phrase included CBCT, impressions of the upper and lower jaw, bite registration, and photos. The primary objective was to extract all lower teeth and place dental implants in the anterior section of the lower arch, leveraging the higher density for immediate loading of the transitional overdenture.

For this case, Adin’s Touareg™ dental implant system was chosen due to its unique design, taper, cutting action, and aggressiveness, ensuring immediate mechanical fixation.

The implant-supported denture was secured with the Grip™ Overdenture Attachment System, a versatile solution, ensuring maximum denture retention and stability for both maxillary and mandibular dentures. Its variety of retentive caps empowers dentists to select the appropriate retention level for each case, with the added advantage of easy replacement when necessary.

The patient was extremely pleased with the final result. By offering multiple treatment options and tailoring the solution to the patient’s needs and budget, we were able to achieve a successful outcome.

About the Author

Dr. Nazarian maintains a private practice in Troy, Michigan, with an emphasis on comprehensive and restorative care. He is a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). His articles have been published in many of today’s popular dental publications and is consistently listed as a top dental educator. He has conducted many lectures and hands-on workshops on aesthetic materials and dental implants throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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