Rehabilitation of Occlusal Vertical Dimension in a Patient with Acromegaly: A Clinical Report

Kaffaf M. B., Sesen P., Sakar O.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY, vol.30, no.2, pp.97-103, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Acromegaly is a rare acquired disorder caused by excessive growth hormone production. Dentists play an important role in the diagnosis of this disorder because of intraoral and extraoral symptoms such as extreme growth of the mandible, enlargement of the maxilla, diastema between teeth, a tendency toward malocclusion, a wide and thick nose, a marked malar bone, and thick lips. The prosthetic treatment of these patients is challenging because growth in the condyles and rami can lead to the development of a severe class III jaw relationship.