Precision Attachment Denture
A Precision Attachment Case uses precision attachments to connect a partial denture to fixed bridgework. Precision attachment partial dentures can be used to restore arches where there are not enough teeth for fixed bridgework.
A precision attachment is a precision-machined male and female (key and lock) housing that connects a removable partial denture to fixed bridgework
The female part of the attachment is soldered to fixed crowns or bridgework the male part is attached to the partial denture. The male is machined by the manufacturer to fit the female with such precision that any male out of the box will fit any female with an exact degree of accuracy. All of the precision attachments in a partial denture are positioned so that they are exactly parallel to each other.
What are the Advantages of Precision Attachment Cases?
Precision attachment partial dentures are the very best restorations where fixed restorations are contraindicated. Experience with more than 1000 cases during the last 50 years has uncovered several key advantages of this type of restoration:
- Cosmetic Appearance
- Maintainable Periodontal Health
- Longevity of Abutment Teeth
- Patient Comfort
- Questionable Teeth can be saved in a way that does not affect case
- Longevity if they are lost in the future.
- NaturalTooth and/or Implant Abutments can Be Used
- Precision Attachment Partial Dentures Can Be Adapted to Compensate
for Future Changes in the Mouth
There are many different kinds of attachments that will avoid the need for unsightly clasps, but only one type of precision attachment can claim has the greatest documentation when used according to basic principles of engineering. It was invented in 1906. When used properly, this type of precision attachment case will promote periodontal health and longevity of the abutments, prevent bone resorption of the ridges under the partial denture, and confer the highest degree of patient comfort.