Implant-Supported Removable Partial Denture: An Approach to Rehabilitate Maxillary Kennedy Class I

*Corresponding author: Imed Ouni*, Sinda Ammar, Hiba Triki, Imen B. Afia, and Lamia Mansour

Abstract

Patients with maxillary Kennedy Class I are frequent visitors to the dental office, the missing of posterior teeth makes the control of the movement of removable partial dentures difficult due to the axis of rotation and the different resiliencies between the supporting structures. The use of implants in association to the conventional metal frame denture provides favorable long-term stability and retention, good clinical outcomes in terms of occurrence of complications and maintenance. In this clinical case, a patient with a maxillary Kennedy Class I was rehabilitated using a 3 implants to support metallic removable partial denture. A three dimensional (3D) surgical guide was used for the well-placement of the strategic implants and ball attachments were tightened as connectors between implant and denture. The patient was satisfied after 4-years of follow-up and reported good occlusal stability, esthetic and functional satisfaction.
Keywords
Dental implant; Distal extension removable partial denture; Kennedy Class I; Attachment denture.