A case of maxilla implant overdenture using Pekkton telescopic attachment with severe alveolar bone resorption

Ha Eun Park, Won Sup Lee, Cheol Won Lee, Su Young Lee
2019 The Journal of Korean Academy of Prosthodontics  
It is necessary to set the correct occlusal plane and to distribute the occlusal force uniformly considering the state of the opposing dentition during the prosthetic of the single edentulous patient with severe alveolar bone resorption. Implant supported overdenture is superior to complete denture in terms of maintenance and stability, and limited implants are used in fully edentulous patients with high alveolar bone resorption. Telescopic attachments using a newly introduced material based on
more » ... d material based on poly-aryl-ether-ketone (PAEK) have the advantages of typical telescopic copping, excellent abrasion resistance, and are lighter and more economical than conventional implant overdentures. In this case, we restored maxillary arch with a implant retained overdenture using the telescopic attachment made of Pekkton and the mandible was restored with fixed implant prosthesis. Through these procedures esthetic aspects and functional outcomes were satisfactorily achieved. (J Korean Acad Prosthodont 2019;57:189-94)
doi:10.4047/jkap.2019.57.2.189 fatcat:bqchxqbpavasdevy33fxj33ts4