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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

Print version ISSN 0034-7507On-line version ISSN 1561-297X

Abstract

MONTANO TATES, Victor Alfonso; ARMAS VEGA, Ana del Carmen; DOURADO LOGUERCIO, Alessandro  and  SALAZAR GARCES, María Teresa. Occlusal restoration by multidisciplinary procedures. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2020, vol.57, n.1, e2053.  Epub May 20, 2020. ISSN 0034-7507.

Introduction:

Edentulism is total or partial tooth loss mainly caused by dental caries and periodontal disease. It is a gradual process often associated to aging. At present edentulism is considered to be a disability, due to the functional limitations undergone by sufferers.

Objective:

Describe the multidisciplinary, functional and esthetic rehabilitation treatment provided to a patient with occlusal disharmony.

Case presentation:

A 74-year-old male patient was diagnosed with bimaxillary partial edentulism based on clinical and radiographic examination. The patient underwent generalized periodontal therapy, pre-prosthetic surgery, direct and indirect occlusal plane restoration, and oral rehabilitation with total upper and partial lower removable prostheses, as a result of which he recovered his functionality, esthetic appearance and self-esteem.

Conclusions:

Edentulism triggers changes in the functional and emotional state of patients. Comprehensive diagnosis and orderly multidisciplinary treatment led to success in the case herein presented.

Keywords : interdisciplinary communication; vertical dimension; dental occlusion; dental prosthesis.

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