Application of digital technology in the prosthodontic management of a patient with myasthenia gravis: A clinical report

J Prosthet Dent. 2016 May;115(5):531-6. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2015.11.014. Epub 2016 Jan 13.


Application of digital technology in the treatment of a patient with myasthenia gravis and an excessively resorbed mandibular residual alveolar ridge is presented. The patient requested replacement of worn maxillary and mandibular prostheses. Treatment involved fabricating a new maxillary complete denture that was similar in appearance to the one being replaced and rebasing the existing and clinically acceptable mandibular fixed framework. The interim phase of treatment involved fabricating a mandibular milled prosthesis similar in morphology to the existing fixed complete denture with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology. This facilitated conversion of an interim prosthesis by using an orientation device and eliminated the need for the patient to adapt to an interim removable complete denture.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Dental Casting Technique
  • Dental Prosthesis Design / methods*
  • Denture, Complete*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myasthenia Gravis / complications*