Background Conventional dentures in edentulous patients show some limitations due to the lack of retention, support and stability thus resulting in difficulty to chew. The modern implantology allows to use different implant overdentures and different attachment systems. The selection of the attachment by practitioners is mainly influenced by the clinical experience or technical preferences. Aims The aim of the present review is to provide an adequate background to the clinicians, in order to select the prosthetic attachments according to the current literature. The mechanical attachments have been compared to the magnetic devices, with the aim to guide the decision of the practitioners. Methods Articles topics selection was based on the use of magnetic attachments in dentistry and the comparison between them and mechanical connectors. The databases used were PubMed/MEDLINE, Google Scholar and ISI Web of Science. A critical evaluation of the selected paper has been made to choose the ones that matched the inclusion criteria. Results Nowadays, few studies have compared different attachments in a manner useful for clinical decision-making. The main problem limiting long-term durability of magnetic attachments in the oral fluid is the poor corrosion resistance of permanent magnets and the consequent leaching of cytotoxic ions. Conclusion Magnetic attachments in comparison with other attaching systems can be useful in patients with special needs, in patients with limited interocclusal space, or in patients with neuromuscular limitations, thanks to the automatic reseating properties. However, it’s important to highlight that the mechanical attachments still represent the best choice in common conditions requiring dental prostheses

Clinical decision-making review on magnetic attachments versus mechanical attachments in dental prosthetics / Fabiano, Francesca; Matarese, Giovanni; Bollero, Patrizio; Cordasco, Giancarlo; Cicciu, Marco; Falisi, Giovanni; Cicconetti, Andrea; De Angelis, Francesca; Orefici, Alessandro; Santacroce, Luigi; Dipalma, Gianna; Inchingolo, Francesco. - In: THE AUSTRALASIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 1836-1935. - 10:11(2017), pp. 944-950. [10.21767/AMJ.2017.3195]

Clinical decision-making review on magnetic attachments versus mechanical attachments in dental prosthetics

Falisi, Giovanni;Cicconetti, Andrea;De Angelis, Francesca;
2017

Abstract

Background Conventional dentures in edentulous patients show some limitations due to the lack of retention, support and stability thus resulting in difficulty to chew. The modern implantology allows to use different implant overdentures and different attachment systems. The selection of the attachment by practitioners is mainly influenced by the clinical experience or technical preferences. Aims The aim of the present review is to provide an adequate background to the clinicians, in order to select the prosthetic attachments according to the current literature. The mechanical attachments have been compared to the magnetic devices, with the aim to guide the decision of the practitioners. Methods Articles topics selection was based on the use of magnetic attachments in dentistry and the comparison between them and mechanical connectors. The databases used were PubMed/MEDLINE, Google Scholar and ISI Web of Science. A critical evaluation of the selected paper has been made to choose the ones that matched the inclusion criteria. Results Nowadays, few studies have compared different attachments in a manner useful for clinical decision-making. The main problem limiting long-term durability of magnetic attachments in the oral fluid is the poor corrosion resistance of permanent magnets and the consequent leaching of cytotoxic ions. Conclusion Magnetic attachments in comparison with other attaching systems can be useful in patients with special needs, in patients with limited interocclusal space, or in patients with neuromuscular limitations, thanks to the automatic reseating properties. However, it’s important to highlight that the mechanical attachments still represent the best choice in common conditions requiring dental prostheses
magnetic appliances; mechanical attachments; overdentures
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Clinical decision-making review on magnetic attachments versus mechanical attachments in dental prosthetics / Fabiano, Francesca; Matarese, Giovanni; Bollero, Patrizio; Cordasco, Giancarlo; Cicciu, Marco; Falisi, Giovanni; Cicconetti, Andrea; De Angelis, Francesca; Orefici, Alessandro; Santacroce, Luigi; Dipalma, Gianna; Inchingolo, Francesco. - In: THE AUSTRALASIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 1836-1935. - 10:11(2017), pp. 944-950. [10.21767/AMJ.2017.3195]
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