3.3 Insertion of the final overdenture and patient instructions

This step follows the abutment insertion and modification of the low­er complete denture into an overdenture. It details the fitting of the newly relined overdenture either immediately, if the relining was done by the chair-side, or the next day if the relining was done by the dental lab. Insertion of the overdenture involves the try-in procedure and patient instructions.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to choose the correct LOCATOR® Replacement Males or Novaloc® Retention Inserts.

  • Be able to insert the LOCATOR® Replacement Males or Novaloc® Retention Inserts using the abutment specific tools.

  • Be able to check the overdenture fit and occlusion.

  • Be able to explain the patient instructions for maintenance of the overdenture and abutments.

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