Implant Supported Metal Reinforced Overdenture with Ball Attachments: A Case Report

Akanksha Goel

Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, ITS- CDSR, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Siddhi Tripathi *

Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, ITS- CDSR, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Tanvi Sharma

Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, ITS- CDSR, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Prosthetic management of mandibular edentulous arch has always been a challenge. Implant-supported overdentures have been a common treatment modality for edentulous patients and have shown good clinical results. Implant supported overdentures offer many advantages over conventional complete dentures. These include decreased bone resorption, reduced prosthesis movement, better esthetics, improved tooth position, better occlusion, increased occlusal function and maintenance of the occlusal vertical dimension. The present article illustrates design and fabrication technique of the implant-retained mandibular overdenture using ball attacments.

Keywords: Implant retained overdenture, ball attachment

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Goel , Akanksha, Siddhi Tripathi, and Tanvi Sharma. 2023. “Implant Supported Metal Reinforced Overdenture With Ball Attachments: A Case Report”. International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry 6 (2):117-23.


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