Surgical and Prosthetic Restoration of the Occlusal Plane: A Clinical Report
The main causes of teeth loss are either periodontal disease or advanced caries, Partial edentulism adversely affects the neighboring teeth gradually causing drifting and supraeruption of opposing arch teeth into the edentulous space. Patient may encounter difficulty in speech, inadequate mastication, altered facial features, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction resulting in poor physical and mental health. Prolonged edentulousness gradually leads to deterioration of bone morphology and supporting periodontium to an extent that makes extraction the only solution.
In certain cases where complete dentures are indicated and in order to make the transition from partial edentulism to complete edentulism less traumatic for the patient. Immediate complete dentures can be considered as affective treatment to preserve the patient’s natural appearance.
Through this case report, we will be presenting the steps we followed to achieve this immediate complete denture rehabilitation.
Immediate complete denture, Dysfunctional occlusal parameters, Aesthetic rehabilitation, Surgical treatment.