Soonchunhyang Med Sci.  2011 Jun;17(1):37-41.

The Implant Retained Overdenture by Locator Attachments on the Edentulous Mandible: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Dentistry, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Choenan, Korea.


Over the past decades, conventional complete dentures were used for various patients although they have incomplete function. Overdenture using dental implants could help the improvement of denture function. In this case, a fully edentulous patient was treated with a conventional complete denture on the maxilla and implant retained overdenture retained by 2 freestanding implants placed in the anterior region of the mandible, following recommendations from the 2002 McGill. Locator attachments were used for retention of the mandibular overdenture. Patient was satisfied with the final maxillary full denture and mandibular implant retained overdenture in esthetic and functional aspect.


Attachment; Fully edentulous patient; Implant retained overdenture
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