Chair: Yoshinori Nakamura (Aichi Gakuin University)

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A case report of a removable denture using magnetic attachments for a missing mandibular molar with a decreased occlusal vertical dimension followed up for 3 years  


M. Sone

Division of Removable Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative and Biomaterials Sciences, Meikai University School of Dentistry



  This case report describes our establishment of an appropriate OVD for a patient with a decreased OVD to restore aesthetics and function by using magnetic attachments.

 As the definitive prosthesis, a maxillary removable overlay denture with coping-type magnetic attachments and a horseshoe plate as the major connector was fabricated, and a mandibular removable partial denture with an extracoronal-type magnetic attachment was also fabricated.

 Three years after the denture setting, the definitive prosthesis has been used without any problems, and the magnetic attachment has had no clinically significant loss of retention.