Severe bone atrophies are considered a challenge in the rehabilitation process. In clinical situations involving excessive vertical bone deficiency in edentulous mandibles, there is risk of fracture and frequently the need for an approach that involves highly complex procedures. In this context, simultaneous three-dimensional bone reconstruction associated with rigid fixation is a viable alternative to optimize longevity and avoid failures in these cases. This clinical case report presents a technique for reconstruction of severely atrophic mandibles in an elderly female patient to allow the implant-supported prosthesis protocol. The placement of immediate implants was possible by using an intraoral approach for fixation of a titanium plate, followed by guided bone regeneration in association with rhBMP-2, deproteinized bovine bone mineral and titanium mesh in a one-stage surgical procedure. There are no reports in the literature with this approach for treating of severely atrophic mandibles. These association of techniques was shown to be predictable after three years of follow-up. Therefore, this protocol provides safe supported-implant prosthesis rehabilitation for patients with severely atrophic mandible.
Rehabilitation of severely atrophic mandible: A 3-year Follow Up Protocol.
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Ricardo Andrés Landázuri Del Barrio, Edelcio de Souza Rendohl, Alia Oka Al Houch, Heloisa Fonseca Marão; Rehabilitation of severely atrophic mandible: A 3-year Follow Up Protocol.. J Oral Implantol 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1563/aaid-joi-D-20-00418
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