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Modern Research in Dentistry

Minimizing Prosthetic Intervention to Correct Occlusal Plane Discrepancy in a Complex Fixed- Removable Combination Case
  • Open or CloseTzanakakis Emmanouil1* and Zoidis Panagiotis2

    1Department of Operative Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dental School of Athens, Greece

    2Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville USA

    *Corresponding author:Emmanouil- Georgios Tzanakakis, Perikleous 2, Cholargos 15561, Athens, Greece

Submission: December 22, 2020 Published: January 06, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2021.06.000627

Volume6 Issue1


Partial edentulism may be the cause of compromised mastication, articulation and changes in esthetic appearance. Although dental implants can provide a viable treatment option to conventional fixed and removable restorations, there are certain reasons that lead patients to reject implant treatment. The conventional prosthodontic approach combining fixed and removable prostheses is well documented and can result in reliable treatment solutions. Prosthetic intervention requires preparation of abutment teeth followed by appropriate prosthetic design in order to re-establish occlusal stability. Such combination full-arch prostheses should preserve health, esthetics and function. The aim of this case report is to present an alternative way to correct occlusal plane discrepancies through a full mouth rehabilitation in a step-by step procedure.

Keywords:Attachments;Combined fixed-removable restoration;Metal clasps;Occlusal plane;Removable dental prosthesis

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