Mandibular Implant Overdenture Case Study

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In a study of 34 patients aged 75 years or over who depended on assistance for daily living activities, patients were randomly assigned to receive two mandibular implants to support an overdenture or a relined conventional mandibular denture. In the patients who received the mandibular implant overdenture treatment, an increased oral health-related quality of life was reported; however, chewing efficiency was no different between the groups. The insertion of the mandibular implant overdenture was noted as problematic for some patients and their caregivers due to the nature of the Locator attachments, and in two cases the attachments were replaced by attachments that permitted easier insertion . This is an important consideration for
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