Restoring Lost Vertical Dimension

Restoring lost vertical dimension of occlusion using dental implants: a clinical report.

Balshi TJ, Wolfinger GJ.

Int J Prosthodont. 1996 Sep-Oct;9(5):473-8.

The successful rehabilitation of a patient with severe vertical overlap resulting from the loss of posterior occlusal support and excessive wear of the mandibular incisors is described. The treatment plan necessitated extraction of the remaining periodontally compromised mandibular teeth and placement of eight implants. Lost occlusal vertical dimension and morphologic facial height were restored using a fixed detachable implant-supported mandibular prosthesis, and the maxillomandibular relationship was transformed from Class II to Class I.

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