J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2013 Apr;51(2):113-118. 10.4047/jkap.2013.51.2.113.

Removable partial denture restoration using single implant supported with Locator(R) attachment in a crossed occlusion patient: a case report

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. psw320@chonnam.ac.kr

Abstract

When losing many of the remaining teeth, the relation among them can be put into dynamically unfavorable situation. In the case that the patient without any incompatibilityto the denture, overdenture can be considered. Moreover, we can overcome the dynamical disadvantage, and improve the support, stability, and retention of the partial denture by using implant at the edentulous area. In this case, patient with crossed occlusion between few remaining teeth was treated with maxillary and mandibular partial denture. Single implant fixture was placed at the edentulous space, opposing to the maxillary teeth occluded, and Locator(R) attachment was connected. The patient's esthetic satisfaction was improved by ideally adjusting the tilted occlusal plane. Since the patient was satisfied both esthetically and functionally, and maintained stable during the clinical observation for 6 months after the treatment, we would like to report about it.

Keyword

Crossed occlusion; Partial denture using implant; Locator(R) attachment
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