Implant-supported denture rehabilitation on a hemimandibulectomized patient: a case report

Carini, Fabrizio and Gatti, Giambattista and Saggese, Vito and Monai, Dario and Porcaro, Gianluca (2012) Implant-supported denture rehabilitation on a hemimandibulectomized patient: a case report. Annali di stomatologia, 3 (2 (Sup). pp. 26-31. ISSN 1971-1441

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Aim of the study: the treatment of oral cancer requires different surgical approaches such as marginal or segmental mandibular resection in order to allow a safe removal of the neoplastic lesion. The aim of this work is to evaluate the efficacy of an implant-supported denture rehabilitation for restoring oral function and facial appearance on a hemimandibulectomized patient. Materials and methods: the patient was a 64 years old man, hard smoker and moderate drinker. Due to a jaw neoplastic lesion, he underwent a hemimandibulectomy, followed by the insertion of 4 implant fixtures at the chin cap symphysis site. The denture rehabilitation consisted in an over-denture mounted onto a bar furnished by a condylar eminence in articulation with the glenoid fossa of the upper denture. Results: this type of implant-supported denture rehabilitation allows the recovery of the masticatory function and the mandibular reposition with a satisfactory restoration of the proper facial symmetry and appearance. Conclusion: in the edentulous patient implant-supported denture with artificial condyle allows the recovery of the masticatory function without the need of additional operations to re-establish the temporomandibular joint anatomy. It is currently considered as a low invasive technique with very low risk of side effects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hemimandibulectomy, condylar prosthesis, implant-supported denture
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 15:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 11:07

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