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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 187-192

Clinical assessment of the overdenture therapy

Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow, India

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R C Dhir
Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.21633

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A study was conducted to evaluate the clinical performance of tooth supported overdentures vis a vis. Conventional dentures. Forty two telescopic overdentures were constructed for thirty seven patients selected amongst the serving and retired defense personnel and their families. Most of such appliances constructed were lower complete overdentures. A general evaluation of this treatment modality was made against the conventional dentures routinely being provided simultaneously to other comparable cases. The results showed much better denture stability, improved retention, better patient acceptance, higher chewing performance, lesser post insertion sore spots, grossly reduced alveolar bone loss and shorter adjustment period in subjects provided with overdentures as compared to those provided with conventional dentures. The technique, though time consuming, was simple enough for execution in peripheral dental establishments having facilities for small castings. The overdenture therapy was found to be eminently suitable and rewarding for treating patients for whom full lower extractions and conventional complete dentures are planned.

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