J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2014 Apr;52(2):128-135. 10.4047/jkap.2014.52.2.128.

Rehabilitation of maxillary partial edentulous patients using implant assisted removable partial denture

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. jee917@yuhs.ac


Treatment options for partially edentulous patients are fixed partial denture, removable partial denture and implant supported fixed partial denture. In case of a patient with a few remaining teeth, removable partial denture and implant supported fixed prosthesis are available. For implant fixed prothesis, enough implant fixtures are required and the patient's general condition, local factors and economic status must be considered. When the condition of the abutments and the residual ridge is favorable and the prosthesis is well designed, removable partial denture can be an option. In removable partial denture, the bilateral support is important. If the teeth remain unilateral, harmful stress is put on the abutments by the fulcrum line. In this situation, strategic implantation and implant-retained or assisted removable partial denture is beneficial to the retention and support of the denture. And this can be cost-effective, functional and esthetic choice of treatment. This article describes the prosthodontic rehabilitation of Maxillary Kennedy class I partially edentulous patients. In these two cases, the patients had a small number of teeth and they were restored by the combination of a removable partial denture and dental implants.


Partial edentulous; Implant assisted removable partial denture; Removable partial denture
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