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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Jan;77(1):59-69. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2018.07.031. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Implant-Retained Overdenture for a Patient With Severe Lichen Planus: A Case Report With 3 Years' Follow-Up and a Systematic Review.

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1
Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Implantology, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Jilin University, Changchun, China.
2
Resident, Department of Radiology, Jilin Province People's Hospital, Changchun, China.
3
Student, School of Stomatology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
4
Dean, School of Dentistry, and Full Professor, Department of Dental Implantology, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Jilin University, Changchun, China. Electronic address: zhouym62@126.com.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to describe a new case using implant-retained overdentures in a patient with severe oral lichen planus (OLP) and to perform a literature review to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of implant rehabilitation in OLP patients.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

In our patient with erosive OLP, restoration was performed with implant-retained overdentures using the Locator attachment system (Zest Anchors, Escondido, CA). Our case showed favorable restorative results and excellent implant osseointegration with acceptable marginal bone resorption during the follow-up period of 3 years. We performed a literature search of the PubMed (Medline), Embase, and Cochrane databases for articles published between 1990 and 2018 using the key terms "oral lichen planus" and "implant."

RESULTS:

This search identified 13 publications, including 9 single case reports or case series and 4 small-scale controlled studies. A total of 86 OLP patients and 259 dental implants were analyzed. The survival rate of implants was 95.8% during a follow-up period ranging from 1 to 13 years.

CONCLUSION:

Dental implants seem to be an acceptable and reliable treatment option in patients with OLP. Nevertheless, clinical information on this topic is still scarce, and more well-designed randomized studies are needed to define the benefits and risks of implant rehabilitation in OLP patients.

PMID:
30176217
DOI:
10.1016/j.joms.2018.07.031

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