J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2021 Jan;59(1):88-96. 10.4047/jkap.2021.59.1.88.

Implant-assisted removable partial denture using digital guide surgery in partially edentulous mandible: A case report

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Republic of Korea

Abstract

Fixed implant prostheses or removable partial dentures are common treatment for partially dentulous patients. Recently, an implant-assisted removable partial denture (IARPD) has been introduced and is widely used. In the case of removable partial dentures using implant attachment and surveyed fixed prostheses, the consideration about parallelism of insertion path between implants and surveyed fixed prostheses is an important factor for success of IARPDs. In this case, she complained of discomfort while using the mandibular removable partial denture. Thus, an IARPD using implant surveyed fixed prostheses was fabricated. Thereafter, more implants were placed by a digital guide surgery to have the same insertion path as the existing surveyed fixed prostheses. Locator attachments were installed to the left and right premolar implants, and the left molar was able to obtain support of the removable partial denture with healing abutment. The clinical results were satisfactory on the aspect of aesthetic and masticatory function.

Keyword

Dental implant; Digital dentistry; Guide surgery; Implant-assisted removable partial denture (IARPD); Locator
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