Dental rehabilitation using an implant-supported overdenture after repair of a fracture in a severely resorbed edentulous mandible: A case report

Tomoyuki Murata, Yoshihiro Yamashita, Hideo Kurokawa, Tetsu Takahashi

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Abstract

Treatment of mandibular fracture in senior citizens with severely resorbed edentulous mandibles is extremely difficult. Such treatment must achieve successful osteosynthesis and restore functional mastication. A severely resorbed (Class V) mandible was successfully reconstructed with an autogenous bone graft on the inferior border of the mandible and a titanium mesh plate after a failed attempt to fix the fracture. After the placement of endosseous implants in the mandible, the patient was rehabilitated with an overdenture to restore masticatory function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-752
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
Volume19
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone grafting
  • Dental implants
  • Fracture healing
  • Implant-supported dental prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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