Patients who have undergone maxillary resection procedures are rehabilitated with dental obturators or microvascular reconstruction. This case report describes implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient who underwent maxillary resection due to squamous cell carcinoma. After maxillectomy surgery, the patient was rehabilitated using a surgical obturator for one week followed by an interim obturator until the surgical field was completely healed. For definitive prosthesis, different treatment options were presented from which the patient selected an implant-supported maxillofacial prosthesis and a removable mandibular partial prosthesis. Under general anesthesia, two zygomatic implants and four conventional implants to the posterior maxilla were inserted. After a healing period, the bar-retained maxillofacial prosthesis and removable mandibular partial denture were fabricated. The patient was satisfied with regard to function, esthetics, speech, and swallowing. No problems, except slight discoloration of the prosthesis were noted at the 6-month follow-up. Implant-supported maxillofacial prostheses are a valuable treatment option to improve quality of life after maxillary resection.
Implant-Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report
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Mustafa Gundogdu, Sumeyye Cansever, Muhammed Salih Karaavcı, Umit Ertas; Implant-Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report. J Oral Implantol 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1563/aaid-joi-D-20-00324
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