Oral Biol Res 2018; 42(2): 97-103  https://doi.org/10.21851/obr.42.02.201806.97
Rehabilitation of mandibular partial edentulous patient with remaining unilateral teeth using implant-assisted removable partial denture
Hyo-Gyoung Yi , Kwang-Yeob Song , Seung-Geun Ahn , Ju-Mi Park , and Jae-Min Seo*
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bio-Science, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 54896, Republic of Korea
Correspondence to: Jae-Min Seo
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bio-Science, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje-daero, Deokjingu, Jeonju 54896, Republic of Korea
Tel.: +82-63-250-2696, Fax: +82-63-250-2218
E-mail: jmseo@jbnu.ac.kr
Received: May 8, 2018; Revised: June 4, 2018; Accepted: June 5, 2018; Published online: June 30, 2018.
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Abstract
For patients with a few remaining teeth, if an implant supported fixed partial denture is difficult due to the patient’s systemic or local conditions, or due to their economic situation, a removable partial denture may be considered as a treatment option. If a few teeth remain unilaterally to the midline, placement of the implant on the contralateral side and designing an implant-assisted removable partial denture (IARPD) may improve the retention and support of the removable partial denture and protect weak abutment teeth. In this case, a partially edentulous patient with a few remaining teeth located unilaterally on the mandible was treated using a maxillary distal extension removable partial denture and mandibular IARPD after implant placement on the mandibular edentulous area. We achieved an esthetically and functionally satisfying outcome.
Keywords: Distal extension removable partial denture, Implant, Implant-assisted removable partial denture, Partial edentulism


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