Placement of endosseous implants in patients with oral epidermolysis bullosa.

Peñarrocha M; Serrano C; Sanchis JM; Silvestre FJ; Bagán JV.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, 2000; 90: 587-90.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of placing endosseous implants in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. This article reports on 4 patients subjected to follow-up.

STUDY DESIGN:
Implants were placed in 4 cases. All patients have marked oral involvement, with devastating alterations in the soft and hard tissues in all cases.

RESULTS: A total of 15 implants (7 maxillary, 8 mandibular) were placed. All implants integrated successfully and have been restored. The average follow-up from implant placement was 2.5 years (range, 1-4).

CONCLUSIONS: Our preliminary findings suggest that endosseous implants can be successfully placed and can provide support for prosthetic restoration in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

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