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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry  (English Edition)



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Int J Esthet Dent 5 (2010), No. 2     25. May 2010
Int J Esthet Dent 5 (2010), No. 2  (25.05.2010)

Page 190-203, PubMed:20589262

Full-mouth Oral Rehabilitation in a Titanium Allergy Patient Using Zirconium Oxide Dental Implants and Zirconium Oxide Restorations. A Case Report from an Ongoing Clinical Study.
Oliva, Xavi / Oliva, Josep / Oliva, Josep D.
This case report describes the full-mouth oral rehabilitation of a titanium allergic patient. The patient was a young female with amelogenesis imperfecta who had generalized massive tooth destruction.
All teeth in the mouth were extracted and 15 CeraRoot acid-etched (ICE surface®) implants were placed (seven implants in the maxilla and eight implants in the mandible). No immediate temporaries were placed. Temporaries were placed 3 months after surgery, and left in function for 2 months. The case was finally restored with zirconium oxide bridges and ceramic veneering (three bridges in the maxilla and another three in the mandible).
The 3-year follow-up showed good stability of soft tissues and bone level. Zirconium oxide implants and restorations might be an alternative for the oral rehabilitation of titanium allergic patients.