REHABILITATION OF LOST VERTICAL DIMENSION USING PANKEY MANN SCHUYLER CONCEPT – A CASE REPORT
Dr. Yaiphaba Rajkumar, Dr. Ajay Singh*, Dr. Ankit, Dr. Harleen Sandhu, Dr. Sunakshi, Dr. Satish Patil, Dr. Kashif Noorani and Dr. Abdul Mallik
Increasing the occlusal vertical dimension for gaining sufficient restoration space in the management of severely worn dentition is being practiced. This contentious belief has lead to challenging thoughts regarding its effects on the Odonto-stomatognathic system. There are basic uncertainties and existing erroneous thoughts regarding the perception of increasing the occlusal vertical dimension. There is great apprehension involved in reconstructing debilitated dentition due to widely divergent views concerning the choice of an appropriate occlusal scheme for successful full mouth rehabilitation. There are many philosophies to follow for an occlusal rehabilitation, most important among them is Hobo's philosophy and Pankey Mann Schuyler philosophy. Pankey Mann Schuyler philosophy is a simple, organized procedure to follow for the full mouth rehabilitation cases. This article describes a case of full mouth occlusal rehabilitation of a 38 year old male patient who reported with pain over left TMJ region and oral examination revealed generalised severe attrition. The treatment followed Pankey Mann Schuyler philosophy and the occlusal analysis done using Broadrick flag.
Keywords: Pankey Mann Schuyler, Rehabilitation, Restoration, Vertical dimension.
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