J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2019 Jan;57(1):42-48. 10.4047/jkap.2019.57.1.42.

Rehabilitation of mandibular edentulous patients with a few unilateral remaining teeth using implant-assisted removable partial denture: A case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea. lysang21@hanmail.net


In the case of a patient with a small number of unilateral remaining teeth in the mandible, a restoration with conventional removable partial denture cannot provide sufficient retention and resistance. A harmful stress from the poor stability of denture on remaining teeth occurs due to alveolar bone resorption in edentulous area. Although implant fixed prosthesis can provide multiple benefits over conventional removable partial denture, there are limitations come from anatomic structures and costs. In this case, an implant-assisted removable partial denture (IARPD) with a couple of implants placed in strategic positions can be a treatment modality. The objective of this article is to present a case report of two patients showed satisfactory clinical outcomes during three-year follow-up period describing the fabrication and advantages of removable partial denture assisted by teeth and implants (IARPD) for a patient with a small number of unilateral remaining teeth in mandible using Locator as an implant attachment.


Implant; Removable partial denture; Unilateral; Locator attachment
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