Document Type

Article

Department

Dental-oral, Maxillo-facial Surgery

Abstract

Studies have shown that the presence of advanced periodontal disease lowers the success of dental implants. The recommended approach for such cases is the delayed placement and delayed loading of implants. The present paper reports a case of a subject who presented with severe periodontally compromised dentition. Placement and early loading of 12 implants was done using a staged approach. Three different sets of fixed-type dental prostheses were employed in the interim period. The final prostheses were cement retained metallo-ceramic fixed bridge. Use of staged extraction and using three sets of interim prostheses helped the patient to maintain his aesthetics and function during the entire treatment period. This approach can be a predictable management option in cases of advanced periodontitis. The key is proper planning and execution of the implant surgery and prosthetics.

Publication

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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