Recurrent mechanical complications in an implant-supported fixed complete denture: a clinical report

Maria Paula de Lima Coltro, Thaisa Barizan Bordin, Luciano Costa Petri, Ahmet Ozkomur, Rosemary Sadami Arai Shinkai

Abstract


INTRODUCTION: Several factors can lead to mechanical complications in implant-supported fixed complete dentures (IFCD).
CASE DESCRIPTION: This clinical report presents a clinical case of a maxillary IFCDP with recurrent mechanical complications and a possible causal interaction between patient’s intrinsic characteristics (bruxism and high occlusal force) and technical procedures (framework design, occlusal adjustment, interocclusal splint, and posterior occlusal support).
CONCLUSION: The 3-year follow-up findings highlight the need for a comprehensive and systemic approach to manage a challenging case of an IFCD patient with moderate bruxism and high occlusal force.


Keywords


implant-supported fixed complete dentures; complications; occlusion; design.

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