Article: Volume 41 Number 9 Page 785 - November 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 785-795

Restorative dentistry:  Precision Attachments in Partial Removable Prosthodontics: An Update for the Practitioner Part 2

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Abstract: The aims of this second paper are to address the general principles involved in treatment planning precision attachment-retained dentures, with careful consideration of the whole patient rather than just the intra-oral aspects of planning. These principles are illustrated with four cases. The literature on maintenance and complications is also discussed in this paper.

Clinical relevance: Precision attachments are an option to increase retention in challenging prosthetic cases.

Author notes: Matthew BM Thomas, BDSHons, MFDS, MPhil, MRD FDS(Rest Dent), Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Cardiff University School of Dentistry, Gareth Williams, BDS, MJDF DipClinHyp, MOrth, Specialist Orthodontist, Total Orthodontics, Brighton and Liam D Addy, BDS, MFDS, MPhil FDS(Rest Dent), Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Cardiff University School of Dentistry, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.

Objective: To inform the general dental practitioner of some of the general principles involved in treatment planning precision attachment-retained dentures.

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