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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 126257, 3 pages
Case Report

A Technique for Removing Implant-Retained Denture: Direct Relining Complication

Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayıs University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey

Received 5 April 2015; Accepted 3 June 2015

Academic Editor: Asja Celebić

Copyright © 2015 İbrahim Duran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this case report is to present a technique for removing the denture which locked to ball-attachment because of excessive hard relining resin material flows around the ball-attachment. An alternative method was used in the present case. A cylindrical resin was removed with a diamond bur at the level of matrix and by this way the matrix was removed safely. The advantage of the presented method is that it may be extended to other clinical situations when facing a similar complication for implant supported dentures and also that the technique is simple and does not require special equipment.