4.1 Review visit

The first review visit with the patient should ideally take place 1 week after inserting the relined and converted denture. You can ask the patient about their experience with the new overdenture and be able to assess if any further adjustments are required. Also, as implant-supported overdentures require optimal oral hygiene by the patient, this visit provides an opportunity to check and reinforce this aspect.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to examine and assess the condition of the implants and surrounding soft tissue.

  • Be able to examine and assess the function of the overdenture.

  • Be able to address any problems or complaints about the fit or function of the new implant-supported overdenture.

  • Be able to assess the patient’s oral hygiene performance.

  • Be able to define individual recall intervals for the patient.