Purpose: To meet functional and esthetic needs in an older adult for treatment of complex skeletal and dentoalveolar deformities using contemporary surgical and prosthodontic protocols.
Methods: An older adult with dentoalveolar complex and skeletal deformity (mandibular retrognathia) was treated by a combination of virtual planning and current surgical and prosthodontic protocols. Treatment planning steps and sequencing are presented.
Results: Skeletal, soft tissue, and dental harmonies were attained without biological or mechanical complications. Definitive oral rehabilitation was completed with a maxillary complete denture and a mandibular metal ceramic fixed implant-retained prosthesis.
Conclusions: A surgical and prosthodontic team approach in combination with technologic advances can predictably optimize esthetic and functional outcomes for patients with complex skeletal and dentoalveolar deformities.
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