Abstract Title

Implant-Supported Removable Partial Denture

Lead Author Affiliation

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Lead Author Status

DDS Year 3

Expected Graduation Date

2019

Presentation Category

Removable

Introduction/Context/Diagnosis

Different treatment options are available for patients who have partially edentulism. When the locations of the remaining teeth are not ideal for conventional removable partial dentures, other options must be considered to provide a comprehensive solution.

Methods/Treatment Plan

70yo male patient presented with Kennedy Class I dentition: teeth #10-13 and upper partial denture that was non-retentive due to loss of #2. Patient desired to retain his remaining teeth. An implant-supported RPD approach was adopted, with a plan to place three implants in sites #3, 5, and 9, and design a partial overdenture.

Results/Outcome

One of the three implants failed to osseointegrate. The remaining two implants were utilized to develop a partial overdenture. Framework try-in revealed the final impression was inaccurate and maxillary arch impression was taken again. The treatment is currently still ongoing and results regarding functionality and patient satisfaction are pending.

Significance/Conclusions

An implant-supported RPD is a favorable treatment option for patients with Kennedy Class I dentition. It is important to consider this when patients wish to retain their remaining teeth and a conventional RPD would not be ideal. Further research and planning is warranted for the placement of the implants in the maxilla - location and bone type must be evaluated to maximize the chances of implant survival.

Comments/Acknowledgements

I would like to thank the faculty who have aided in the process of this case. Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Sadowsky - your advice and guidance have been instrumental in making this possible.

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Implant-Supported Removable Partial Denture

Different treatment options are available for patients who have partially edentulism. When the locations of the remaining teeth are not ideal for conventional removable partial dentures, other options must be considered to provide a comprehensive solution.