J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2021 Apr;59(2):210-219. 10.4047/jkap.2021.59.2.210.

Full mouth rehabilitation with vertical dimension increase in patient with severely worn out dentition: A case report

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


Excessive teeth wear can lead to reduced chewing efficiency, occlusal plane collapse, and facial changes. Full mouth rehabilitation with a change in vertical dimension may cause pain in the temporomandibular joint, masticatory muscle and teeth, so an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan is required. In this case, a 69-year-old man had excessive teeth wear with a loss of posterior support. We evaluated the degree of adaptation to the increased vertical dimension with the removable occlusal splint and provisional restoration. We report this case because the treatment result has been functionally and aesthetically satisfactory by providing stable anterior guidance, proper posterior teeth disclusion, and even contact of all teeth in centric occlusion.


Full mouth rehabilitation; Tooth wear; Vertical dimension
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