Overlay Dentures: A Review and Report of Four Cases (pp. 45-51)
Authors: Deeksha Sharma, K.M. Regish, D.R. Prithviraj, and Dr. Prema
Abstract: Patients with ectodermal dysplasia or having undergone cleft surgery with anodontia or hypodontia, hypoplastic conical teeth and patients severely worn dentition is a difficult condition to treat because of the limited tooth structure remaining. These patients often exhibit loss of vertical dimension of occlusion and esthetic problems. Such patients often need complex prosthetic treatment. Financial constraints or other priorities often restrict one from choosing the most desirable treatment. The overlay removable denture is a prosthesis that covers and is partially supported by natural teeth, tooth roots, or dental implants forming an effective method of treating such patients. The clinical reports describe the various applications of overlay dentures.