Removable partial denture design involving teeth and implants as an alternative to unsuccessful fixed implant therapy: A case report

Eitan Mijiritsky*, Sivan Karas

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Abstract

Various dental implants have been used, and high success rates have been reported. However, as their uses increase, implant failures have been reported. There are partially edentulous patients with an initial treatment plan of an implant-supported fixed partial denture. At times, one or more strategic implants fail to osseointegrate. In situations where financial, systemic, or local conditions preclude the use of a fixed partial denture, a well constructed removable partial denture can be an excellent treatment alternative. It has been reported that prosthesis support can be improved with the use of osseointegrated dental implants, with improved preservation and maintenance of existing hard and soft tissues around dental implants. This article describes the prosthodontic rehabilitation of a partially edentulous patient by the use of a removable partial denture design involving teeth and implants as an alternative to unsuccessful fixed implant therapy. This treatment option solved a difficult clinical problem derived from the failure of two strategic implants and provided the patient with an esthetic and functional prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalImplant Dentistry
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Combination
  • Dental implants
  • Partially dentate patient
  • Removable partial denture

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