Tooth-supported overdentures are selectively supported from retained teeth and residual ridge. It helps to maintain the proprioception and preservation of remaining alveolar bone. Use of precision attachments provides with increased retention and gives an excellent sense of satisfaction to the patient. This clinical report describes the use of custom-made ball attachments to retain the tooth-supported mandibular overdenture.
Dable RA, Gaikwad BS, Marathe SS, Badgujar MS, Dole VR. A simplified technique for custom made overdenture semi-precision attachments. Indian J Dent Res 2013 Sep- Oct;24(5):622-626.
Tokuhisa M, Matsushita Y, Koyano K. In vitro study of a mandibular implant overdenture retained with ball, magnet or bar attachments: comparison of load transfer and denture stability. Int J Prosthodont 2003 Mar-Apr;16(2):128-134.
Ben-Ur Z, Gorfil C, Shifman A. Anterior implant-supported overdenture. Quintessence Int 1996 Oct;27(9):603-606.
Guttal SS, Tavargeri AK, Nadiger KK, Thakur SL. Use of an implant O-ring attachment for the tooth supported mandibular overdenture: a clinical report. Eur J Dent 2011 Jul;5(3): 331-336.
Schuch C, de Moraes AP, Sarkis-Onofre R, Pereira-Cenci T, Boscato N. An alternative method for the fabrication of a root supported overdenture: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent 2013 Jan;109(1):1-4.
Bansal S, Aras MA, Chitre V. Tooth supported overdenture retained with custom attachments: a case report. J Indian Prosthdont Soc 2014 Dec;14(Suppl 1):283-286.
Samra RK, Bhide SV, Goyal C, Kaur T. Tooth supported overdenture: a concept overshadowed but not yet forgotten. J Oral Res Rev 2015 Jul;7(1):16-21.