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Minerva Stomatol. 2011 Mar;60(3):139-47.

Case report of oligodontia: long term stability of orthognatic surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation.

[Article in English, Italian]

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Maxillo-Facial Surgery Department, Complesso Integrato Columbus, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy. titomatteo.marianetti@tin.it

Abstract

Oligodontia may compromise the harmonious development of the masticatory system. The quantity and quality of agenesis determines the type of approach and the complexity of rehabilitative therapy. We present a case of a patient affected by oligodontia and maxillo-mandibular skeletal alterations, corrected by orthodontic and orthognatic surgical treatment, assisted by prosthetic-presurgical rehabilitation of the lower arch. After surgery the occlusion was finally restored by a definitive prosthesis modeled on the presurgical one and supported by the same residual dental elements. Photographic and cephalometric analysis have shown the stability of the results at 20 years follow-up. The case presented shows that the final prosthesis on the residual teeth in patients affected by oligodontia may represent a possible alternative to implanto-prosthetic rehabilitation, presenting lower cost and requiring less time for definitive occlusal rehabilitation.

PMID:
21270740
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