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Dent. J. 2016, 4(4), 35; doi:10.3390/dj4040035

Magnet-Retained Two-Mini-Implant Overdenture: Clinical and Mechanical Consideration

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Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Tokushima University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 3-18-15, Kuramoto, Tokushima 770-8504, Japan
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Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Hasanamba Dental College and Hospital, Vidyanagar, Hassan, Karnataka 537201, India
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Private clinic, Jl, Hayam Wuruk #96, Denpasar, Bali 80235, Indonesia
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Visiting lecturer at Faculty of Dentistry, Hang Tuah University, Surabaya 60111, Indonesia
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Patrick R. Schmidlin
Received: 4 August 2016 / Revised: 20 September 2016 / Accepted: 29 September 2016 / Published: 10 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Implant Dentistry)
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Abstract

Two-implant overdentures have become the accepted treatment for restoring mandibular edentulism. The dimensions of regular implants sometimes limit their use, such as in the case of narrow ridges. Mini-implants with reduced diameters (less than 3.0 mm) enable insertion into narrow ridges. A magnet-retained two-mini-implant overdenture system was developed and is described in this paper. Additionally, we describe a clinical mandibular procedure using the system and evaluate its biomechanical performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: mini-implant; overdenture; magnet; biomechanical mini-implant; overdenture; magnet; biomechanical
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Ishida, Y.; Kumar, H.S.K.; Goto, T.; Watanabe, M.; Wigianto, R.; Ichikawa, T. Magnet-Retained Two-Mini-Implant Overdenture: Clinical and Mechanical Consideration. Dent. J. 2016, 4, 35.

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