A Case of Masticatory Dysfunction Rehabilitated by Increased Vertical Dimension using a Removable Partial Denture

Shigeru Nomi
2009 Annals of Japan Prosthodontic Society  
Patient: A 72-year-old male visited our hospital with a chief complaint of masticatory dysfunction. It was considered that the cause was the loss of occlusal support in molar areas from intra oral and extra oral examinations. So the masticator y dysfunction was rehabilitated by a removable partial denture with an increased vertical dimension. Discussion: First, the occlusal plane and the vertical dimension were modified by a removable partial denture which he has already used. Next, a temporary
more » ... denture was fabricated with new occlusal plane and vertical dimension which was decided by the modified previous denture. He was observed by this temporary denture without problem. Finally a definitive denture was fabricated. Because of these steps, patient could get good masticatory efficiency and was satisfied with the new denture. Conclusion: A chief complaint regarding the masticator y ef ficiency has been solved and got high masticatory efficiency using a removable partial denture.
doi:10.2186/ajps.1.243 fatcat:uhdyyttimng5xdck5xgxofm4gq