#1. A case report of a removable denture using magnetic attachments for a missing mandibular molar with a decreased occlusal vertical dimension followed up for 9 years
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 the aesthetics and function by the use of magnetic attachments.
As a 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.
Nine years after the denture setting, the definitive prosthesis has been used without serious problems, and the magnetic attachment has no clinically significant loss of retention.