1. Gordana Simić, Dental clinic„SIMIĆ DENT“,Vidovdanska 2, 78000 Banja Luka,
Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Sara Marmat, Dental clinic„SIMIĆ DENT“,Vidovdanska 2, 78000 Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Purpose: Human life expectancy has been increasing at a rapid rate and dental practise shows more and more completely edentulous patientsor patients with indication of extraction of teeth because of severe periodontitis. Main goal in dentistry, when it comes to edentulous patients, is to avoid bad chewing efficiency, speech problems and other problems caused by functional instabilityof dentures in advanced bone ridge resorption in the lower jaw, and to provide better quality of life.Materials and Methods:After teeth extraction, instead of cheap removable acrylic denture patient is offered with mandibular overdenture retained bybiocompatiblelocator attachments on twobiocompatibleStraumann titanium implants.
Results:On his first check-up, patient points out prosthesis stability, speaking and chewing comfort with positive results on general health, simple oral hygiene and overall – satisfaction with the choice of the treatment plan.
Conclusion:Overdenture retained by low number of dental implantsis a reliable therapy which providesgood functional stability and retentionto patients. And since this is a non-expensive solution,patients get value in life-quality improvement without facing great financial expenses.
SIMPOZIJUM B - Biomaterijali i nanomedicina