SummaryThe mandibular staple is an endosseous implant that will permit the attachment of a lower denture in cases of severe alveolar bone atrophy. It is placed through a submental incision and inserted into seven parallel holes drilled into the mandible. A curved bar containing seven pins is inserted in the holes and is placed against the inferior border of the mandibular symphysis. The two lateral most pins project into the mouth and the five retentive pins remain completely buried in bone. Two fasteners are…
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