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Saudi J Med Med Sci. 2019 Sep-Dec;7(3):183-186. doi: 10.4103/sjmms.sjmms_26_18. Epub 2019 Aug 28.

Management of Failing Dental Implants following Orofacial Trauma: A Case Report.

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Department of Substitutive Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.


Dental implant failure can be caused by several biomechanical and biological factors. Management of failed multiple adjacent dental implants can be challenging, as the amount of bone loss around these implants is often high. This necessitates the need to restore the supporting bone and replace the failed implants with new implants in optimal positions and with a favorable dental prosthetic option. This report describes a case of a 27-year-old female who presented with failed multiple adjacent maxillary dental implants following orofacial trauma and with a significant amount of supporting bone loss. The patient was managed by implants removal, bone grafting and implant-supported fixed hybrid prosthesis, which resulted in a positive outcome, despite several challenges.


Bone graft; bone loss; dental prosthesis failure; failed dental implant; orofacial trauma

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