State-of-the-Art Screw-Retained Hybrids and Attached Bar Overdentures: Not Your Father's Highwater Bridge!

Tom Wade, CDT/TE · Technical · Mar 2011

  • Figure 12: Reinforcement framework on an MT bar; note that the Locators are covered.

  • Figure 8: Finished mandibular SRH on an MT bar with a convex, mirror-finish surface (Montreal Style Bar).

  • Figure 14: SRPhonares NHC wax setup.

  • Figure 4: Tight vertical case using Bredent VKS on the lingual of the bar.

  • Figure 10: MT bar with four Locators for attached overdenture.

  • Figure 13: Direct-attached Locator, implant-assisted overdenture with metal lingual.

  • Figure 3: Attached overdenture bar with four lingual VKS matrices.

  • Figure 9: Finished mandibular SRH on an MT bar, full wrap.

  • Figure 2: Mandibular milled titanium (MT) bar on a screw-retained hybrid (SRH).

  • Figure 5: Tissue side of a finished, four-Locator bar overdenture.

  • Figure 1: Maxillary attached overdenture bar with four Locators.

  • Figure 6: Precision component stacking; cast reinforcement frame still to be added.

  • Figure 7: Mandibular SRH bar using multiple systems (Nobel Replace Select and Straumann Tissue Level).

  • Figure 11: Duplicate stone (or refractory) model.

About The Author
Tom Wade, CDT/TE

Owner at New Horizons Dental Lab

Thomas Wade, CDT, has owned New Horizons Dental Laboratory in Broomfield, CO, since 1983 and specializes in the fabrication of removable and implant prosthetics. He is a published author and lectures on...

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