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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-45

Root-supported overdenture as a prosthetic alternative for patients undergoing the transitional phase from partial to complete edentulism


1 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Univ Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba; Department Unipos-Dentistry, Centro Universitário do Norte Paulista, UNORP, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Univ Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, Brazil
3 Post-Graduation Program in Dental Prosthodontics, Innovation School, Natal, RN, Brazil
4 Department of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, UFRN, Natal, São Paulo, Brazil
5 Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Univ Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rodolfo Bruniera Anchieta
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Sao Paulo State University, Univ Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, SP 16015-050
Brazil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdi.jdi_17_18

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The objecitve of present article, is show through a clinical case the importance of preserving te remaining teeth in oral rehabilitation of elderly people, durinf the transitional phase from partial to complete edentulism. After careful planning, prosthetic rehabilitation was developed with the use of the remaining teeth that had excellent bone and periodontal implantation. In addition to root-supported overdenture provide better retention, stability, and comfort when compared to conventional full dentures, also help in the preservation of the alveolar ridge in the long term. The maintenance of the remaining roots for fabrication of overdentures allows future treatment with osseointegrated implants without the need for invasive surgical procedures for reconstruction.


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