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Quintessence Int 43 (2012), No. 3     30. Jan. 2012
Quintessence Int 43 (2012), No. 3  (30.01.2012)

Page 179-185, PubMed:22299117


Template-guided flapless implant insertion and prosthetic rehabilitation with telescopic crowns in a patient with treated generalized aggressive periodontitis: A case report
Thöne-Mühling, Miriam / Peleska, Barbara / Gockel, Friedrich / Lotzmann, Ulrich / Mengel, Reiner
Implant therapy offers a wide range of possibilities in prosthetics. Especially for completely edentulous patients with early tooth loss due to periodontitis, implant therapy is an option to regain a comfortable, esthetic dental rehabilitation. Several studies have indicated that osseointegrated implants can be placed successfully in periodontally compromised patients but with lower survival and success rates than in uncompromised patients. This case report describes a patient that received periodontal therapy for generalized aggressive periodontitis and achieved prosthetic rehabilitation 16 years later with telescopic crowns by means of template-guided flapless implant insertion. In particular, in patients with a history of periodontitis in which bone loss makes implant planning more complicated and in whom wound healing might be compromised, the approach presented in this paper describes a method that is predictable and minimally traumatic.

Keywords: backward planning, bone loss, computer-aided 3D implant planning, dental implants, flapless, implant insertion, periodontitis, telescopic crowns, template-guided surgery