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Attachment Selection for Complete RDPs

There are a number of attachment types available for complete removable overdentures. Selection depends on a number of patient- and prosthesis-related factors as well as clinical requirements. This Learning Pathway will explore attachment selection based on these factors and requirements through a Learning Module supported by one Consensus Statement and five Clinical Cases. 

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...

  • define implant overdenture attachment
  • outline mechanical features and clinical requirements to design of these attachments
  • explain significance of implant/tissue-supported versus implant-retained in relation to attachment selection
  • describe the most commonly used generic types of attachments
  • list indications, advantages, and disadvantages for each type
Publication date: Dec 5, 2017 Last review date: Nov 28, 2017 Next review date: Nov 28, 2020
  • Abutment Selection
  • Abutments
  • Attachment Types
  • Components & Materials
  • English
  • Full-Arch RDP
  • Hybrid Dentures
  • Individual Retentive Elements
  • Languages
  • Mechanical Retention
  • Pathway
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthodontic Planning & Procedures
  • Prosthodontics
  • RDP
  • Retentive Bar

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