[Lack of retention of the upper denture: is placement of 2 palatal implants the solution?]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, 121, 4, (2014), pp. 200-2
Article / Letter to editor
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde
SubjectRadboudumc 10: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
A 72-year-old man, edentulous in the maxilla for 20 years, presented himself at his dentist in 2006 with complaints concerning retention of his upper denture. The placement of implants was only possible if bone augmentation was undertaken; this was definitively rejected by the man. As an alternative, Muchor anchors were placed, but these did not provide an adequate solution to the retention problem. In the end, 2 palatal implants were placed, with magnetic anchoring. One year later, the man was very satisfied with this solution.
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