Stability of Single Implant Supporting Mandibular Overdenture. A Case Report
Mohsen H, Agamy EMT, Mohamed GF.
A Large number of completely edentulous patients are usually not satisfied by their conventional complete dentures. Pleasant denture retention and stability are difficult to be obtained specially in atrophied ridges. The case report describes completely edentulous patient presented to the Outpatient Clinic, Prosthetic Dentistry Department, Minia University. A Complete denture was constructed, and decision of inserting implant was made. Choosing single implant to support the mandibular overdenture was a suitable low-cost treatment option. The single implant was inserted in the para symphysial area. The implant denture connection was provided by a locator attachment. The follow up period was 12 months from implant insertion. Implant stability was checked using smart peg and ostell device every 3 months. The outcome was pleasant to patient and his ability to eat hard food was regained. The retention and stability were satisfactory to both patient and operators. No signs of implant failure were observed.