The evaluation of maximum bite force in the occlusal rehabilitation of patient with Angle Class III malocclusion: a case report


KARAKIŞ D., Kaymak D., DOĞAN A.

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED PROSTHODONTICS, vol.5, no.3, pp.364-368, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4047/jap.2013.5.3.364
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ADVANCED PROSTHODONTICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.364-368
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The case report describes the occlusal rehabilitation of a male patient with Angle Class Ill malocclusion and its effect on maximum bite force. The main complaints of patient were masticatory difficulty and poor esthetic. The patient's expectations from the treatment were a good esthetic and function with a less invasive and relatively promptly way. Therefore, increasing of the occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) and then restoring the maxillary and mandibular teeth was chosen by the patient among the treatment options. At the beginning of treatment maximum bite force of patient was measured. Then an occlusal splint was provided to evaluate the adaptation of the patient to the altered OVD. Full mouth rehabilitation with metal ceramic restorations was made. After the completion of full mouth restoration, bite force measurement was repeated and patient exhibited increased maximum bite force. Full mouth restorative treatment in a patient with Class III malocclusion could be an effective treatment approach to resolve esthetic concern and to improve masticatory function related to maximum bite force.