J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2020 Jun;36(2):121-127. 10.14368/jdras.2020.36.2.121.

Maxillary implant-supported fixed prosthesis engaged by distal-extension removable partial denture for 10 years: a case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bio-Science, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea
  • 2Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • 3Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Jeonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Jeonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Republic of Korea


Prosthodontic decision and management should be considered the patient’s aesthetic need for anterior teeth in maxillary edentulism. This case report describes 10-year clinical outcome of a maxillary edentulous patient was rehabilitated by means of an implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis (ISFDP) for the anterior region and a distal-extension removable partial denture (RPD) for the posterior region. The ISFDP was designed to splint 4 endosseous implants as one unit and engaged by the RPD. The edentulous mandible was restored by means of an implant-supported overdenture. Over the course, no major adverse event occurred other than wear, discoloration, and breakage of resin veneers and artificial teeth.


edentulism, implant supported dental prosthesis; removable partial denture; dental implant; complication
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