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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 Aug;112(2):e4-10. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2011.03.022.

Full-arch fixed prosthesis supported by four implants in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

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Valencia University Medical and Dental School, Valencia, Spain.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to describe the rehabilitation of patients diagnosed with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), with edentulous maxillas and/or mandibles, by using fixed full-arch short-expand prostheses supported by 4 anterior implants.

STUDY DESIGN:

A retrospective study was carried out to study edentulous patients with RDEB rehabilitated with fixed full-arch prostheses supported by 4 anterior implants.

RESULTS:

In total, 32 anterior implants were placed and used to support 8 full-arch fixed prostheses; 20 implants were placed in the maxilla by using osteotomes and 12 in the mandible by using conventional drilling. Implant success rate was 100% after an average follow-up of 22.9 (range 12-48) months after prosthetic loading. Patient satisfaction with the implant therapy was very high (mean 9.0) for all the factors assessed.

CONCLUSIONS:

Fixed full-arch short-expand prostheses supported by 4 anterior implants can be successfully used to rehabilitate patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, considerably improving these patients' quality of life.

PMID:
21684776
DOI:
10.1016/j.tripleo.2011.03.022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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