J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2021 Oct;59(4):515-522. 10.4047/jkap.2021.59.4.515.

The use of implant-assisted removable partial denture in the partially edentulous maxilla with a few unilateral remaining teeth and implant overdenture in the mandible: A case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea


Successful cases of the implant-assisted removable partial denture and implant overdentures are reported in which a few implants are additionally placed to secure the maintenance, support, and stability of the denture when there are a few residual teeth. When the lateral force applied to the tooth abutment and implant surveyed crown is minimized, the horizontal and rotational movement of the denture is significantly reduced which is an effective method that can improve the address in patients who complain of reduced retention and stability of their dentures. In this case, a small number of implants were placed to fabricate an implant-assisted removable partial denture with implant surveyed crown in the maxilla and implant overdenture with Locator® attachment in the mandible to improve the retention, stability, and support of the dentures. The patient was satisfied with both functional and aesthetic aspects after the final dentures were delivered.


Abutment; Implant-assisted removable partial denture; Implant overdenture; Locator; Surveyed crown
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