Reestablishment of Occlusal Vertical Dimension in the Edentulous Patient with Complete Dentures: A Clinical Report

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Abstract

Establishing the optimum occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) is critical to fabricating a complete denture that will be harmonious with the patient's oral craniofacial system. The long-time use of a complete denture can result in jaw displacement due to abrasion of the artificial teeth and residual ridge resorption, causing esthetic complications. For the patient who has previously worn dentures, the clinician must determine the OVD based on the clinical presentation. The present clinical report describes a case of re-establishing appropriate OVD and proper denture function of complete dentures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-41
Number of pages11
Journal中華民國家庭牙醫學雜誌
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • occlusal vertical dimension
  • OVD
  • complete denture wearing
  • esthetic
  • design of complete denture
  • 咬合垂直高度
  • 全口假牙磨耗
  • 美觀
  • 全口假牙設計

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