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Journal of Prosthodontics News   April 28, 2020

Management of Maxillary Cluster Implant Failures with Extra‐Maxillary Implants

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Now online in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Drs. Loewenstein, Bidra, and Balshi report on the management of maxillary cluster implant failures with extra-maxillary implants.

Late cluster implant failures, although infrequent, can be one of the most serious outcomes of implant therapy. In this clinical report, the authors describe the prosthodontic management of a female patient with bruxism and a history of cluster implant failure in the maxilla by using bilateral zygomatic and pterygoid implants to support a complete arch fixed implant-supported zirconia prosthesis.

The treatment plan described can reduce or eliminate the need for any bone grafting and sinus elevation procedures, and provide a favorable implant distribution for appropriate prosthetic support.

The patient received a complete arch fixed implant-supported zirconia prosthesis and at a 1-year follow-up appointment, all implants in the maxilla were stable and the patient continued to remain satisfied with her treatment.

Loewenstein AG, Bidra AS, Balshi TJ: Management of maxillary cluster implant failures with extra‐maxillary implants: a clinical report. J Prosthodont 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopr.13178 

 

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