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Eur J Esthet Dent. 2010 Summer;5(2):190-203.

Full-mouth oral rehabilitation in a titanium allergy patient using zirconium oxide dental implants and zirconium oxide restorations. A case report from an ongoing clinical study.

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Clinica Oliva, Barcelona, Spain. info@clinicaoliva.com

Abstract

This case report describes the full-mouth oral rehabilitation of a titanium allergic patient. The patient was a young female with amelogenesis imperfecta who had generalized massive tooth destruction. All teeth in the mouth were extracted and 15 CeraRoot acid-etched (ICE surface) implants were placed (seven implants in the maxilla and eight implants in the mandible). No immediate temporaries were placed. Temporaries were placed 3 months after surgery, and left in function for 2 months. The case was finally restored with zirconium oxide bridges and ceramic veneering (three bridges in the maxilla and another three in the mandible). The 3-year follow-up showed good stability of soft tissues and bone level. Zirconium oxide implants and restorations might be an alternative for the oral rehabilitation of titanium allergic patients.

PMID:
20589262
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