Management of Edentulous Maxilla with Sagittal -Transverse Deficiency Presenting with Repeated Implant Failures: A Case Report

Muhammad Hasan Hameed1 BDS
Farhan Raza Khan2 BDS, MS, MCPS, FCPS

ABSTRACT:

Occlusion is an important factor which determines the long term success in dental implantology. Ignoring the occlusion at the treatment planning can lead to poor clinical outcomes. The present report shows a case of an elderly lady presenting with edentulous maxilla which has experienced repeated failure of implants and prostheses. The patient had a deficient maxilla in sagittal and transverse planes. Previous dentists were unable to provide a predictable fixed prosthesis to the patient resulting in patient frustration. However, at the university dental center, the authors took the occlusion into account that not only yielded a functional and esthetic outcome with implant prosthesis but resulted in a satisfied patient as well.

KEYWORDS: Dental implant, prosthetics, failure, edentulous maxilla.

HOW TO CITE: Hameed MH, Khan FR. Management of Edentulous Maxilla with Sagittal-Transverse Deficiency Presenting with Repeated Implant Failures: A Case Report. J Pak Dent Assoc 2017; 26(2): 94-97.

Received: 5 January 2017, Accepted: 7 June 2017