Accelerated rehabilitation of an edentulous patient with an implant retained dental prosthesis: a case report

Gerald McKenna, Graeme Lillywhite

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This case report details the successful rehabilitation of an edentulous patient using a complete upper prosthesis and a lower implant retained overdenture. The provision of care was split between a specialist centre and a primary care setting. This approach reduced inconvenience to the patient. Modern surgical and prosthodontic techniques also reduced the total delivery time. After initial consultation a new set of complete dentures was prescribed with changes in design to the originals. The patient was also planned for placement of two mandibular implants to stabilise and retain the mandibular denture. The first line of treatment involved provision of a new set of dentures constructed by the patient's general dental practitioner. Dental implants were then placed in a specialist centre and the patient returned to the dental practice for attachment of the lower denture to the dental implants. The benefits and success of mandibular implant retained dentures are well documented. With delivery of the overdenture, the patient reported increased satisfaction with his prostheses which allowed him to eat a greater range of foods and enabled him to feel confident when speaking and socialising.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-4
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007


  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported
  • Denture, Complete, Lower
  • Denture, Overlay
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth, Edentulous
  • Time Factors


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