A new patient presents with complete edentulism on the maxillary left quadrant as well as an additional missing canine in the esthetic zone of the lower-left mandibular quadrant as a result of trauma from an accidental fall. An implant-supported removable partial denture (RPD) for the upper-left quadrant and a single implant crown to replace #22, turned out to be the best solution.
Restoration of a patient’s collapsed bite due to severe bruxism presents a unique challenge in that the neuromusculature has adapted to a certain VDO and thus the patient must be trained to adapt to a new bite.
The success of removable partial dentures relies on the health of the remaining dentition. I also wish to highlight the emotional journey my patient went through as I took him from a disease state to an edentulous state, and finally to health with dental prostheses.