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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-86

Prosthetic recovery utilizing residual dental implants: A case report involving a unilateral milled-bar-magnet attachment combination

Department of Oral Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ken Dentalx, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Shinji Kuroda
Department of Oral Health Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Yushima, Tokyo 113-8549
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.154456

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Few options for functional recovery using residual dental implants are available after removal of disintegrated implants. This report describes the application of a maxillary implant-supported removable partial denture (RPD) retained by a unilateral milled-bar-magnetic attachment combination fixed to the remaining two implants as an alternative for functional recovery without surgery. A custom milled-bar with keepers was fixed to the two remaining unparallel unilateral implants in a 78-year-old woman who visited our department after dental implant treatment. Although 2 of the 4 initial implants were lost, additional surgery was unfeasible; thus, a magnetic RPD with a clasp on the ipsilateral second molar was placed. Peri-implant infection and bone resorption did not occur in the 4 years after implant-supported RPD placement. In the present case, a custom milled-bar-magnetic attachment and a clasp combination have been effective for retaining an implant-supported RPD even with an inadequate unilateral design.

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