Journal Article Oral Rehabilitation With Orthognathic Surgery After Dental Implant Placement for Class III Malocclusion With Skeletal Asymmetry and Posterior Bite Collapse.

Ohba, Seigo  ,  Nakatani, Yuya  ,  Kawasaki, Takako  ,  Tajima, Nobutaka  ,  Tobita, Takayoshi  ,  Yoshida, Noriaki  ,  Sawase, Takashi  ,  Asahina, Izumi

24 ( 4 )  , pp.487 - 490 , 2015-08-05 , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Increasing numbers of older patients are seeking orthognathic surgery to treat jaw deformity. However, orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatment is difficult in cases without occlusal vertical stop. A 55-year-old man presented with Class III malocclusion and mandibular protrusion including esthetic problems and posterior bite collapse. He underwent dental implant treatment to reconstruct an occlusal vertical stop before orthognathic surgery. His occlusal function and esthetic problems improved after surgery, and his skeletal and occlusal stability has been maintained for 6 years. Dental implant placement at appropriate positions could help to determine the position of the proximal segment at orthognathic surgery and could shorten the time required to restore esthetic and occlusal function. This case demonstrates how skeletal and dental stability can be maintained long after surgery in a patient with jaw deformity and posterior bite collapse.

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