Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 339-343
Case Reports on Tooth-Supported Overdenture
Dr. Shubhabrata Roy1, Dr. Rajesh Khan1, Dr. Tanmay Biswas2, Dr. Sugata Mukherjee3, Dr. Tapan Kumar Giri4
13rdyear Post-graduate trainee, 22ndyear Post-graduate trainee, 3HOD,
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata
4Principal, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata; Dean, WBUHS
Corresponding Author: Shubhabrata Roy
Instead of extraction, a clinician can preserve and utilise the remaining teeth of a nearly edentulous patient as abutments for an overdenture. Overdenture can be described as any removable dental prosthesis that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants. The main advantages of conventional tooth supported overdenture are the preservation of the remaining tooth structure along with its proprioception, preservation of the alveolar bone, additional support to the dentures apart from the mucosa. Particularly for mandibular arch, remaining natural teeth helps in denture support and stability as well. Natural tooth or root supported overdenture is also a cost-effective treatment option. Here we have shown two case reports where patients were successfully rehabilitated with natural tooth supported overdentures with metal copings.
Key words: Tooth-supported overdenture, Metal coping.