This course will cover the most common attachment connectors seen in the Prosthodontic practice as well as indications and contraindications for various attachment systems. Technical tips, troubleshooting, and common questions will be covered. Partial denture options will include stress breakers, sagittal and lingual connectors, intracoronal, and extracoronal attachments based upon Kennedy classifcation and attachment function desired. Overdenture studs will include Locator, Balls, O-rings, and Magnets and when to utilize each particular option. Overdenture bars will include direct retainers such as Hader and Dolder, off-set retainers like Plungers and Sagital Balls, and vertical retainers like Clix and Locator.
Common servicing and troubleshooting issues will be addressed.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
• Learn different options for treating partially and fully edentulous patients.
• Rationale in choosing the proper precision attachment for each patient.
• High-level technical tricks and tips for different attachment systems.