The objective of a dental prosthesis is to replace the teeth and adjacent tissues to restore function, esthetics, and speech. Oral rehabilitation of an edentulous patient is a challenge to the prosthodontist. Few patients have life-long problems with their complete dentures, such as difficulties with speech and mastication. Implant-supported prosthesis gives an opportunity to such patients a normal healthy life for their functional and esthetic demands. Implants are the most preferred treatment option to support and retain the fixed or removable prosthesis. Successful osseointegration enables both dentist and the patient to accept full-arch implant-supported prosthesis.
Literature is available on the use of full-arch fixed and removable implant-retained prostheses for completely edentulous patients; however, few patients are not satisfied with removable prosthesis even when supported by implants. Full-arch rehabilitation, a term used by many practitioners, has become a popular restorative option in prosthodontics. Full-arch implant-supported fixed prosthesis is a well-established treatment modality for edentulous patients. Longterm clinical studies have shown that this type of restoration can be successful for many years as success rates are high.
The aim of this study is to present a case report on full-mouth rehabilitation with implant-supported fixed prosthesis for completely edentulous maxillary and mandibular arches.
Keywords: Implant analogs, Implant-supported prosthesis, Impression copings.
How to cite this article: Rajgiri SU, Dayalan M. Full-mouth Rehabilitation with Implant-supported Fixed Prosthesis. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2016;7(3):73-80.
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