Full Mouth Rehabilitation of a Patient with Restorative Space Issues - A Case Report


  • Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Prosthodontics Division, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Jeddah, 22421, Saudi Arabia
  • Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Dental Intern, Dentistry Program, Jeddah, 22421, Saudi Arabia


Restorative space refers to the amount of space needed vertically and horizontally between the occluding surface of the teeth and between the crest of the residual ridge so that the prosthesis (fixed and/or removable) can be fabricated without compromising their strength and esthetics. Inadequate restorative space can result in prosthetic rehabilitation with poor esthetics, inadequate contours, and decreased stability. Therefore the amount of available restorative space must be carefully assessed prior to initiating prosthetic treatment. Optimal restoration of a patient with restorative space issues depends on several interdependent factors such as the amount of restorative space available, amount of restorative space required for the proposed dental restorations and prosthesis, quality, and quantity of remaining dentition and residual alveolar ridge and esthetic and functional patient demands. Accurate clinical and radiographic examinations, careful determination of VDO and systematic treatment planning using a diagnostic wax-up is key to predictable and successful treatment for patients with restorative space issues. This case report presented here to discuss the challenges and management of a patient with inadequate restorative space.


Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Restorative Space, Teeth Wear, Treatment Planning, Vertical Dimension

Subject Discipline

Prosthodontics, Dentistry

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