Folia Medica 63(6): 1000-1005, doi: 10.3897/folmed.63.e60240
Total Oral Rehabilitation with Dental Implants in an Elderly Patient with Concomitant Diseases: a Case Report
expand article infoKrasimir I. Chapanov, Elitsa G. Deliverska-Aleksandrova§, Aleksandar V. Naydenov|
‡ Department of Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria§ Associate professor, Sofia, Bulgaria| Stident of dental medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Abstract

We report a case of restoration of the masticatory and phonetic functions of a senior patient with comorbidities who receives systemic medication and lacks sufficient bone volume for implant placement in the accurate position. X-ray shows severe asymmetric atrophy of the mandible, especially on the right sight, which affects the location of the mandibular canal. This greatly limits and complicates the restoration of the masticatory and phonetic functions with conventional prostheses. Adequate management of medication and long-term disease control of the patient allow safe surgery for tooth extraction and placement of intraosseous implants in the jaw bones.

Keywords
concomitant diseases, dental implants, hydrophilic, oral rehabilitation