.  2022 Dec;26(4):234-242. 10.32542/implantology.2022023.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation of an Edentulous Patient with Fixed Full-arch Implant-supported Prostheses: A Case Report

  • 1Resident, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea
  • 2Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Research Institute, Institute of Translational Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea


In fixed implant prostheses, splinted one-piece superstructures have definite advantages over segmented superstructures in terms of less marginal bone loss around the implants and long-term success rates. However, owing to jaw, the presence of discomfort in jaw opening muscles must be checked before proceeding with a one-piece superstructure. The patient in this case had all his teeth extracted and used provisional dentures for three months to evaluate the newly established vertical dimension. For fixed implant prostheses, implants were splinted together in the form of a fixed full-arch bridge in both the maxilla and the mandible. While using provisional implant restoration, the vertical dimension and occlusal plane were evaluated, and the patient was satisfied with the occlusion, function, and esthetics. For definitive prostheses, a metal framework was fabricated in one piece that lasted until now, and upon periodic patient recall, a satisfying result, in terms of function and esthetics, followed.


Dental implant; Fixed implant prostheses; Mandibular flexure; Splinted implant prostheses
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