J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2018 Oct;56(4):347-353. 10.4047/jkap.2018.56.4.347.

Full mouth rehabilitation using removable partial denture in patient with loss of vertical dimension due to worn dentition

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontic Dentistry, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea. jkkang76@hanmail.net

Abstract

Gradual attrition is a normal process of aging, but severe attrition causes occlusal disharmony, functional disorder and esthetic problems. The collapse of posterior support may cause attrition of anterior teeth, and loss of occlusal vertical dimension (OVD). And it induces the pathologic change of the TMJ, unaesthetic facial appearance and decreased masticatory function. In this case, 70 year-old male presented with decreased vertical dimension and esthetic problems due to worn dentition. Based on assessment of intraoral findings, diagnostic cast and radiographic examination, full-mouth rehabilitation with increase of OVD was planned. After 10 month follow-up, occlusal stability is maintained and through this procedure, satisfactory outcomes were achieved in esthetic and functional aspects.

Keyword

Tooth wear; Full mouth rehabilitation; Occlusal vertical dimension
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