Evaluation of two different types of extra-coronal frictional attachments with plastic matrices in contemporary dental prosthodontics

Veleski, Dragoljub and Veleska-Stefkovska, Daniela and Antanasova, Maja and Zlatanovska, Katerina (2013) Evaluation of two different types of extra-coronal frictional attachments with plastic matrices in contemporary dental prosthodontics. Balkan Journal of Stomatology, 17 (3). pp. 134-138. ISSN 1107-1141

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Abstract

Nowadays, due to fast dental progress, planning of partial dentures is continuously improving, permitting application of contemporary and modern retention systems. Because of the presence of many different dental attachments on the market, the decision which one to use for each particular case is a big challenge for the dentist. The purpose of this paper is to examine the advantages and disadvantages of extra-coronal frictional attachments with plastic matrices and to present a critical review for 2 types of retention systems. We used 2 types of extra-coronal frictional attachments with plastic matrices: the AcryLock attachments and the Vario-Soft 3 attachments. The results confirm that AcryLock and Vario-Soft 3 represent similar systems. They insure good retention, with an additional option for dosed retention by using different plastic matrices depending on each particular case. Although these attachments with plastic parts are not newest innovation, they have a big value due to their characteristics - durability, affordable price and possibility for easy and simple maintenance, offering a chance to replace the plastic part if necessary. They insure high quality and long lasting dental prosthodontic appliances that can be used in many different situations. Keywords: Extra-Coronal Attachments; AcryLock; Vario-Soft 3

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Katerina Zlatanovska
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 10:35
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 10:35
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/10127

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