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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 107-111

Full mouth rehabilitation with zygomatic implants in patients with generalized aggressive periodontitis: 2 year follow-up of two cases

1 Department of Oral Surgery, Chennai Dental Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Periodontics, Rajan Dental Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Gunaseelan Rajan
Rajan Dental Institute, No. 56, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.128262

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Rehabilitation of severely atrophied maxillae is often a challenge and patients with generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAP) make it even more complicated. This clinical report describes rehabilitation of GAP patients with zygomatic implants and followed-up for 2 years. Two patients of age 33 and 44 reported to a private dental practice and were diagnosed with GAP. Various treatment options were considered after which it was decided to do a full mouth implant supported fixed rehabilitation, with a combination of conventional and zygomatic implants. Two zygomatic and four conventional implants were placed and immediately loaded with a provisional prosthesis. After 6 months, definitive prosthesis was delivered. Implants and prostheses were followed-up for 2 years. No implant failures occurred, but a few biological complications were observed. The most common clinical observation in these patients during recall visits was peri-implant soft-tissue inflammation, which is a biological complication. This was with no trouble, controlled by using proper oral hygiene aids and maintenance. Within the limitations of this study, we can state that it can definitely be considered as a viable treatment option treating patients with GAP. However, studies with more follow-up time and controlled clinical trials should be performed in order to document the longevity of this treatment modality.

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