Oral Rehabilitation in Irradiated Patients: Implant- or Tooth-Supported Fixed Prosthesis? A Clinical Report

  • Somayeh Allahyari Department of Dental Technology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Cranial Irradiation, Osteoradionecrosis, Dental Implants, Dental Caries

Abstract

Cranial radiotherapy has several side effects. One of the most important complications is radiation caries that endangers the treatment prognosis. In the literature, the use of crowns and bridges for irradiated patients has been suggested as a contraindication. In addition, due to the risk of osteoradionecrosis (ORN), there are doubts about tooth extraction and implant placement. Here, we present a treatment sequence and recalls for an irradiated young patient. For irradiated patients, it is recommended to replace teeth with implants when there is no possibility for supragingival prosthetic margin.

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Published
2019-01-30
How to Cite
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Allahyari S. Oral Rehabilitation in Irradiated Patients: Implant- or Tooth-Supported Fixed Prosthesis? A Clinical Report. Front Dent. 16(4):319-324.
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Case Report