The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice

Register      Login

SEARCH WITHIN CONTENT

FIND ARTICLE

Volume / Issue

Online First

Archive
Related articles

VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 6 ( December, 2010 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Occlusal Rehabilitation in a Partially Edentulous Patient with Lost Vertical Dimension Using Dental Implants: A Clinical Report

Amir Moeintaghavi, Azam Sadat Madani, Maryam Rezaeei

Citation Information : Moeintaghavi A, Madani AS, Rezaeei M. Occlusal Rehabilitation in a Partially Edentulous Patient with Lost Vertical Dimension Using Dental Implants: A Clinical Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2010; 11 (6):58-64.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-11-6-58

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 00-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

This clinical report describes the occlusal rehabilitation of a partially edentulous patient with lost vertical dimension.

Background

The patient did not want a removable partial denture. Implants, fixed restorations with occlusal plane correction, were used to restore the anterior and posterior support and treat the severely worn dentition. However, a partially edentulous patient may be unable to recover normal function, esthetics, comfort, or phonetics with a conventional removable dental prosthesis. The use of dental implants–supported fixed prosthesis offers a multitude of benefits over a tooth–soft tissue supported removable partial denture prosthesis.

Summary

This clinical report describes an organized approach to an occlusal reconstruction of a severely worn dentition, partially edentulous patient with fixed restorations, implants, occlusal plane correction, and recovery of the vertical dimension. The treatment offered the patient improved esthetics and the restoration of oral function.

Clinical Significance

The main indications for implant-supported restorations in a partially edentulous patient are the elimination of the freeend distal extension and the benefit from fixed restorations. Success with implant-supported prosthodontics needs the same or more attention to detail and careful treatment planning for conventional fixed prosthodontics; a team approach is recommended.

Citation

Madami AS, Moeintaghavi A, Rezaeei M. Occlusal Rehabilitation in a Partially Edentulous Patient with Lost Vertical Dimension Using Dental Implants: A Clinical Report. J Contemp Dent Pract (internet]. 2010 December; 11(6):058-064. Available from http://www.thejcdp. com/journal/view/volume11-issue6-rezaeei


PDF Share
  1. Dental implant prosthetics. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004. p. 1-27.
  2. Denture base dislodgement during mastication. J Prosthet Dent. 1963; 13:462-8.
  3. Tissue-integrated implants for the partially edentulous patient. J Prosthet Dent. 1988; 60(3):349-54.
  4. Contemporary fixed prosthodontics. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2006. P. 381.
  5. The successful application of osseointegrated implants to the posterior jaw: a long-term retrospective study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 1993; 8(4): 428-32.
  6. Three-year treatment outcomes with three brands of implants placed in the posterior maxilla and mandible of partially edentulous patients. J Prosthet Dent. 2007; 97(2):78-84.
  7. Functional occlusion: from TMJ to smile design. 1st ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2006. p. 430-52.
  8. An alternative treatment with the overlay removable partial denture: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 1998; 79(3):249-53.
  9. Restoration of occlusal vertical dimension by means of a silica-coated onlay removable partial denture in conjunction with dentin bonding: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 1991; 66(3):283-6.
  10. Partial dentures for patients with advanced tooth wear. Dent Update. 1995; 22(2):52-9.
  11. The use of implants in the occlusal rehabilitation of a partially edentulous patient: a clinical report: J Prosthet Dent. 2001; 85(6):540-3.
  12. Restoring lost vertical dimension of occlusion using dental implants: a clinical report. Int J Prosthodont. 1996; 9(5):473-8.
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.