J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2012 Oct;50(4):305-310. 10.4047/jkap.2012.50.4.305.

Full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with reduced occlusal vertical dimension: a clinical report

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. krkwon@khu.ac.kr

Abstract

It is a great challenge for dentists to do prosthetic restorations of a patient with reduced occlusal vertical dimension (OVD). Proper determination of the OVD is significant. An 85-year-old male patient came in with missing right maxillary posterior teeth. After diagnostic wax-up, reversible provisional prostheses were used to evaluate the new OVD in the maxilla and mandible. After that, the patient was evaluated clinically based on the criteria of esthetic, phonetic, and OVD. After 8 weeks, teeth with excessive wear were treated with root canal therapy and fiber post and core and irreversible provisional prostheses were done. After 8 weeks of observation period, final restorations with fixed partial dentures and removable partial dentures were made. Throughout the follow-up period of 6 months, no symptoms related with increased OVD and mechanical complications were observed.

Keyword

Full-mouth rehabilitation; Occlusal vertical dimension (OVD)

MeSH Terms

Aged, 80 and over
Dentists
Denture, Partial, Fixed
Denture, Partial, Removable
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Mandible
Maxilla
Porphyrins
Prostheses and Implants
Root Canal Therapy
Tooth
Vertical Dimension
Porphyrins
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