Precision Attachment Aging and Wear

One of the reasons that Attachment Cases enjoy such a high degree of longevity is that they have the ability to compensate for changes in the mouth as they occur.  The partial denture can be altered at any time to compensate for:

  1. Tissue Remodeling (by relining the partial denture)
  2. Occlusal Wear (by adding a new biting surface with acrylic or composite) Processed Acrylic is added in the mouth to compensate for wear of the materials after years of continuous function
  3. Esthetic Changes (by replacement of teeth)


To Summarize, the Precision Attachment is the Rolls-Royce of Dental Restorations.  When properly used, precision attachments promote oral health, patient comfort, esthetics, and case longevity for both natural teeth and implant abutments. 

1 Feinberg, Elliot, DDS; Full Mouth Restoration in Daily Practice; J.B. Lippincott; 1971.

2 Feinberg, Elliot, DDS; and Feinberg, Edward, DMD; “Attachment Retained Partial Dentures”; The New York State Dental Journal; March, 1984.

3 Feinberg, Elliot, DDS; and Feinberg, Edward, DMD; “Successful Precision Attachment Removable Partial Dentures”;

4 Feinberg, Elliot, DDS; Using the Path of Insertion to Retain a Partial Denture; 1985;

5 Stern Latch, The Sterngold Company. Information about the Stern Latch Attachment can be    found on its website

6 Winkler, Sheldon, Essentials of Complete Denture Prosthodontics; WB Saunders Company; 1979.

7 Forde, Thomas, The Principles and Practice of Oral Dynamics; Exposition Press, 1964.

8 Petroki, Henry; To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design; Vintage Books, 1992.

9 Branemark, Per-Ingvar; Zarb, George; and Albrektsson, Tomas, Tissue-Integrated
Prostheses: Osseointegration in clinical Dentistry; Quintescence Publishing Co, 1985.

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