You will receive 1 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The registration fee is only $38.00
This course provides dentists with an overview of some methods and tools to ensure success with root-supported overdentures.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:
- Understand the rationale for using the root-supported overdenture.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Zaag Anchor System.
- Describe the technique for placing the standard size Zaag female appliance.
- Discuss the technique for changing the male Zaag attachment.
This course provides dentists with an overview of some methods and tools to ensure success with root-supported overdentures. Most patients with complete dentures are dissatisfied with the limited retention and stability of their prosthetics. Rapid deterioration of the alveolar ridge is the source of the problem. Vertical bone in the edentulous mandible deteriorates at an average annual rate of 0.1 mm to 0.3 mm. In a five-year period, the bone loss averages 5 mm.
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- Morrow RM. Handbook of Immediate Overdentures. St. Louis: Mosby; 1978: 37-48.
- Zaag-Zest Anchor Advanced Generation Technique, product catalog and technique pamphlets.
- Epstein DD, Epstein PL. A clinical comparison of three overdenture anchors. Compend Contin Educ. 1992;13(9): 762-70.
- Ullo CA. Design considerations for a removable partial overdenture. Compend Contin Educ. 1984; 5(1)15-9.
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