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pre·ci·sion at·tach·ment

1. a frictional or mechanically retained unit used in fixed or removable prosthodontics, consisting of closely fitting male and female parts;
2. an attachment that may be rigid in function or may incorporate a movable stress control unit to reduce the torque on the abutment.

precision attachment

[pri·sish′ən]
Etymology: L, praecidere, to cut short
a device using a close fitting male and female portion to adjoin fixed or removable partial dentures to the crown of an abutment tooth or a restoration. See also precision rest, intracoronal retainer. Also called precision anchorage..

pre·ci·sion at·tach·ment

(prē-sizhŭn ă-tachmĕnt)
1. Frictional or mechanically retained unit used in fixed or removable prosthodontics.
2. Attachment that may be rigid in function or may incorporate a movable stress control unit to reduce the torque on the abutment.
Synonym(s): frictional attachment, internal attachment, key attachment, keyway attachment, parallel attachment, slotted attachment.

pre·ci·sion at·tach·ment

(prē-sizhŭn ă-tachmĕnt)
1. Frictional or mechanically retained unit used in fixed or removable prosthodontics, consisting of closely fitting male and female parts. The receptacle (matrix) is typically contained within the abutment crown with the precision fitting extension (patrix) attached to the pontic or removable prosthesis.
2. Attachment that may be rigid in function or may incorporate a movable stress control unit to reduce torque on the abutment.
Synonym(s): internal attachment, key attachment, keyway attachment.
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Removable partial dentures fabricated with precision attachments are the viable options for patients in whom fixed prosthesis and implants are contraindicated.
Precision Attachment Case Restoration with Implant Abutments: A Review with Case Reports.
4) This paper describes a case report of a patient with maxillary and mandibular bilateral distal extension Kennedy's class I modification 1 respectively, which is prosthetically restored using a extracoronal castable precision attachment (RHEIN 83 OT attachments system).
A simple way to help fix dentures in the mouth is the placement of dental implants in your jawbone with precision attachments fitted to your denture to help fix them in place.
Some au- thors suggest alternative, conservative prosthodontic treatments for lost papillae including a gingival flange retained by precision attachments, a fixed prosthesis with gingival colored ceramics or a removable gingival prosthesis.

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