Single-visit chairside adjustment of a metal-acrylic resin implant-supported fixed complete dental prosthesis on an unloaded implant using a novel fixed attachment system: a case report

Molinero-Mourelle, Pedro; Al-Haj Husain, Nadin; Abou-Ayash, Samir; Yilmaz, Burak; Iizuka, Tateyuki; Schimmel, Martin (2021). Single-visit chairside adjustment of a metal-acrylic resin implant-supported fixed complete dental prosthesis on an unloaded implant using a novel fixed attachment system: a case report. Journal of medical case reports, 15(1), p. 236. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13256-021-02854-x

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Background: Implant-supported prosthetic treatment options are reliable for elderly edentulous patients with systemic health problems. These patients often need cost- and time-efficient solutions to avoid complications. However, it is a challenge for clinicians to treat these patients without surgical interventions, placement of additional implants, or the need to renew existing prostheses.

Case presentation: A 75-year-old medically compromised caucasian male patient using multiple medications was referred for prosthetic rehabilitation of his edentulous maxilla after several implant failures. Because the patient's health was compromised, further surgical interventions were ruled out and the treatment was centered on the use of the remaining implants by placing a fixed attachment system and altering the existing prosthesis. The stepwise management of the patient's situation through the use of a new attachment system and adjustment of existing prosthesis is described in the present case report.

Conclusions: Although implant therapy is not always contraindicated for medically compromised patients, it is preferable not to perform extensive surgeries to avoid complications. This clinical report describes an alternative, safe option based on a novel fixed attachment system to salvage an existing maxillary implant-supported fixed complete dental prosthesis of a patient with systemic health problems.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Molinero Mourelle, Pedro; Al-Haj Husain, Nadin; Abou-Ayash, Samir; Yilmaz, Burak; Iizuka, Tateyuki and Schimmel, Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1752-1947

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tina Lauper

Date Deposited:

28 Jun 2021 11:37

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2021 03:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s13256-021-02854-x

PubMed ID:

33990229

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/156848

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/156848

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