Dental Rehabilitation Using an Implant-Supported Overdenture After Repair of a Fracture in a Severely Resorbed Edentulous Mandible: A Case Report
Tomoyuki Murata, DDS, PhD/Yoshihiro Yamashita, DDS, PhD/Hideo Kurokawa, DDS, PhD/Tetsu Takahashi, DDS, PhD
Treatment of mandibular fracture in senior citizens with severely resorbed edentulous mandibles is extremely difficult. Such treatment must achieve successful osteosynthesis and restore functional mastication. A severely resorbed (Class V) mandible was successfully reconstructed with an autogenous bone graft on the inferior border of the mandible and a titanium mesh plate after a failed attempt to fix the fracture. After the placement of endosseous implants in the mandible, the patient was rehabilitated with an overdenture to restore masticatory function.