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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 22, Issue.: 2

Case Study

Bar-clip Overdenture – an Alternative Clinical Protocol for Restoring Completely Edentulous Patients


Isadora Rinaldi1, Micheline Sandini Trentin1, Maria Salete Sandini Linden1, Pâmela Leticia Santos2*, Luiz Renato Paranhos3 and João Paulo De Carli1

1School of Dentistry, University of Passo Fundo (UPF), Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil.

2Department of Research and Post-graduation[Office1] , Sagrado Coração University (USC), Bauru, SP, Brazil.

3Department of Dentistry, Federal Universityof Sergipe (UFS), Lagarto, SE, Brazil.

Article Information
(1) James Anthony Giglio, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA.
(1) Koji Watanabe, Meikai University School of Dentistry, Japan.
(2) Alessandro Lanza, Campania University Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy.
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Over dentures are removable prostheses with additional retention mechanisms on either the roots of remaining teeth or implants and provide improved stability and retention. This study the paper is not a study but a case report on the use of bar-clip overdentures.

Aimed: The purpose of this paper is to describe a prosthetic clinical protocol for treating the edentulous with a mandibular mucosal-supported and implant-retained bar-clip overdenture. In the presented case, the patient had functional and aesthetic problems with her current conventional dentures. Three osseointegrated implants were first successfully placed in the anterior mandible between the mental foramens. After the osseointegration period, customized molding procedures were utilized to make the overdenture prosthesis. Post-tratment clinical and radiographic examination revealed no painful symptomatology, infection, implant mobility, or acute peri-implant bone loss. The patient was satisfied with the aesthetics and prosthetic function. Thus, it could be concluded that overdentures are viable rehabilitation alternatives that promote satisfactory functional and aesthetic results in properly selected cases.

Keywords :

Dental implants; bar-clip overdentures; dental prosthesis.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2017/34062

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