Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 3 - 2021
Radiographic Evaluation of Single Implant Retained Mandibular Overdenture Using Two Types of Matrices
Wesam E Badr1*, Baraka O2 and O A Helalay3
1Assistant Lecturer, Removable Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
2Professor, Removable Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
3Lecturer, Removable Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Wesam E Badr, Assistant Lecturer, Removable Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: December 31, 2020; Published: February 26, 2021


Aim: The purpose of this study was to radiographically assess silicone-based soft-liner attachment and ball for mandibular single implant-retained overdenture.

Subjects and Methods: From the removable prosthodontics department clinic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, (Boys, Cairo), Al-Azhar University, 10 completely edentulous patients were randomly chosen. The patients divided into groups, group I contained a single implant-retained overdenture with ball and socket while group II contained a single implant-retained overdenture with silicone-based attachment. Radiographic measurement using the extension cone parallel technique was performed with a periapical radiograph.

Results: Group I registered greater bone loss than group II after one year of insertion and the difference was significant.

Conclusion: Silicone-based soft-liner attachments preserve bone than ball and socket attachment around implant fixture or implant-retained overdenture.


Keywords: Radiographic Evaluation; Single Implant Retained Mandibular Overdenture; Silicone-Based Soft-Liner


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Citation: Wesam E Badr. “Radiographic Evaluation of Single Implant Retained Mandibular Overdenture Using Two Types of Matrices”. EC Dental Science 20.3 (2021): 76-82.

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