J Korean Dent Sci.  2017 Dec;10(2):87-95. 10.5856/JKDS.2017.10.2.87.

Removable Partial Denture Using Anterior Implant-Supported Fixed Prostheses for Edentulous Patients: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Research Institute, Institute of Translational Dental Sciences, BK21 PLUS Project, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. huhjb@pusan.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Kyungnam College of Information & Technology, Busan, Korea.


This case study was to report the possible increase in the denture retention and psychological relief using the implant-supported fixed prostheses in a completely edentulous patient. The implants were placed in the anterior portion of the mandible in a patient who had completely edentulous state following the extraction of residual abutment teeth, and consequently a distal extension removable partial denture was fabricated. The patient's adaptation and satisfaction to the new prosthesis was monitored and confirmed in terms of masticatory function and esthetics, by restoring the oral condition similar to initial status before the residual teeth extraction. After 6 months, radiographic examination confirmed that both the abutment teeth and the implants were stable and well maintained. Considering the relatively short clinical follow-up period, however, continuous long-term monitoring was required.


Dental prosthesis, implant-supported; Denture, partial, removable; Mandibular prosthesis
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