Post-trauma rehabilitation with dental implants in a growing patient: case report

Background and objectives: It is evident that jaw growth may be very compromising for oral implants. Nevertheless, more and more, implants are placed in adolescents, specially after trauma. The aim of this comunication is to report the clinical management of an adolescent patient with post-trauma maxillary partial edentulism, using dental implants and sinus elevation, with a follow-up of 5 years.

Case report: We present a 17 years old boy with traumatic avulsion of 13–16 and 43 teeth in motor-bike accident. Is a case treated with a sinus lift elevation, lateral approach, using autologous tibia bone and implant insertion in maxilla and mandible at the same surgical act, six month later fixed prosthodontic restorations were delivered, also the 5 years follow-up is presented.

Conclusions: Post trauma edentulism is a challenging situation for the oral rehabilitation team, in many cases bone grafts are used. The implants in growing children should be closely monitored and implant prosthesis should be designed to accommodate the growth and development.

Key words: dental implants; children adolescents; dental implants growing patient; bone graft; sinus lift.

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Jan 21, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Post-trauma rehabilitation with dental implants in a growing patient: case report
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