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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

April 2014
Volume 45 , Issue 4

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Restoration of a partially edentulous patient with an implant-supported removable partial denture: A case report

Baek, Yeon-Wha / Lim, Young-Jun / Lee, Jong-Ho / Ryu, Hyo-Sook

Pages: 307-312
PMID: 24459679
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a31334

The aim of this report is to present and discuss the clinical procedure of an implant-supported removable partial denture for a partially edentulous patient who exhibited a severely resorbed ridge and a collapsed vertical stop. The 67-year-old partially edentulous patient presented with a lack of vertical stop and an advanced transverse arch discrepancy. For the maxilla, an implant-supported removable partial denture was fabricated on bilateral distal implant abutments. The mandibular arch was restored with an implant-supported fixed partial denture, since it was expected to function more properly than a removable partial denture. This clinical report demonstrates a successful treatment approach to restore oral function and appearance for the patient.

Keywords: customized titanium abutment, implant-supported removable partial denture, transverse arch discrepancy, zirconia crown

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