Multidisciplinary Approach to Restoring Posterior Bite Collapse
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $49.00


This course presents a case report of the restoration in a complex case of posterior bite collapse, restoring not only function, but meeting the patient's esthetic demands.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  1. Identify the different phases of reconstruction of the partially edentulous dentition using implants, orthodontics, periodontal plastic surgery and restorative dentistry.
  2. Describe techniques for augmentation of the mucogingival complex around implants.
  3. Describe the versatility of using implants for orthodontic anchorage.


Treatment planning of posterior bite collapse cases with loss of vertical dimension can be complex. In cases where a patient's vertical dimension of occlusion has been lost, there often is drifting of posterior teeth, flaring of maxillary anterior teeth and inadequate inter-arch space for a restoration. These factors are further complicated by the esthetic demands of the patient and the dentist and by the use of implants to replace missing teeth. This article presents a case report of a multidisciplinary treatment plan to achieve a functional and esthetic restoration.


Course Outline

  1. Introduction

  2. Diagnostic Phase

  3. Implant Surgical Phase

  4. Orthodontic Phase

  5. Periodontal Plastic Surgical Phase

  6. Prosthetic Phase

  7. Summary


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