COMPLEX ORAL REHABILITATION IN PSEUDO ANGLE CLASS III: A CASE REPORT
Andressa Serafini, Suleima Alves, Patrícia Curylofo, Priscilla Raile, Dr. Renata Rodrigues, Dr. Osvaldo Bezzon and Dr. Valéria Pagnano*
Oral Rehabilitation consists in a treatment with prosthetic solutions aimed at improving the oral health of the patient. The objective of this study is to report a case of a 45-year-old male showing poor esthetics and great difficulty in mastication. After a complete exam, it was found that the patient had pseudo Angle Class III malocclusion, ie, anterior crossbite, fully toothed maxillary arch, and Kennedy Class I on lower arch. However, when assessed in the position of Centric Relation, he showed an incisal edge position, suggesting that part of the crossbite was caused by mandibular protrusion. Through the restoration of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion with conventional prostheses, it was possible to correct the underbite. Oral rehabilitation with different types of prostheses can bring comfort and satisfaction to the patient, even not using more invasive approaches, as orthognathic surgery.
Keywords: Oral Rehabilitation, Pseudo class III malocclusion, Centric Relation, Vertical Dimension of Occlusion, Removable Partial Denture, Fixed Partial Denture.
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