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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201-204

Implant prosthetic rehabilitation following reconstructive custom-made TMJ condyle and fossa prosthesis

Department of Periodontics, Manubhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Sarath Chandran Srinivasan
Department of Periodontics, Manubhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.113261

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Implant rehabilitation involving patients with facial deformities and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis requires competence and expertise. It is important to understand that such patients present with minimal or restricted mouth opening, severe joint and facial pain, mandibular deviation, and facial deformities. The case reported here involved two-stage implant rehabilitation for a 54-year-old female patient who had undergone custom-made TMJ condyle and fossa reconstructive prosthesis due to severe facial deformity and ankylosis of the right TMJ following previous unsuccessful surgeries. Following the reflection of a mucoperiostel flap three implants corresponding to the missing maxillary canine, first and second premolars were placed. To achieve better distribution of occlusal load and optimal esthetics, the prosthesis was restored with 3-unit porcelain fused to metal crown and bridge. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry
  • This case report signifies the multidisciplinary approach to complex implant dentistry through surgical and prosthodontic functional rehabilitation.
  • It also highlights the importance of restoring the dentition in situations of facial and mandibular reconstruction, whereby we achieve optimal and adequate function and esthetics.
  • This unique case report also will conclude the need for future rehabilitation of patients with TMJ condylar reconstruction, and the special care needed to improve occlusal balance.

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