J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2018 Oct;56(4):375-383. 10.4047/jkap.2018.56.4.375.

Distal-extension removable partial denture with anterior implant supported fixed prostheses in a maxillary edentulous patient: Case report

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Republic of Korea. neoplasia96@hanmail.net

Abstract

Clinicians are faced with many difficulties when planning prosthodontic restorations with implants in a complete edentulous patient. When planning fixed implant prosthetics, it is often necessary to have additional surgery due to highly reduced alveolar bone, as well as high treatment costs and long-term treatment durations can be required. In addition, lack of interocclusal space can be a problem when planning implant supported overdentures. In this study, we planned to place a small number of implants on the anterior maxilla and used them as the abutments for distal-extension removable partial dentures on the posterior side in a maxillary fully edentulous patient. This would reduce the possibility of additional invasive operations such as alveolar bone graft, shorten the treatment time, and be relatively easy for elderly patients to burden. In this case, the patient was provided with a distal-extension removable partial denture and anterior implant fixed prostheses, which was similar to the previous one, and showed good adaptation, and chewing efficiency and esthetics was recovered.

Keyword

Implant-assisted removable partial denture; Zirconia surveyed crown; Implant-retained removable partial denture

MeSH Terms

Aged
Denture, Overlay
Denture, Partial, Removable*
Esthetics
Health Care Costs
Humans
Mastication
Maxilla
Prostheses and Implants*
Transplants
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