OD Case 1 SY
This patient presented to us in 2018 complaining of an ill-fitting lower denture, which prevented her from eating and functioning properly. The patient had 2 implants in the lower arch. The denture attachments were ill-fitting and interfered with function. The lower denture moved constantly.
Appropriate denture locator attachments were ordered to utilise the existing implants. The implant on the left side of the jaw was fitted with a locator attachment, which in turn ‘clicked’ onto the under surface of the lower denture. The implant on the right side had a different attachment. It was decided that a healing cap would be inserted onto this implant to improve retention. The new denture was finally inserted.
The patient was extremely happy with the additional retention. She is pleased that she can function satisfactorily, eat and chew her food without the fear of her denture falling out.