Placement of endosseous implants in patients with oral epidermolysis bullosa
Peñarrocha-Diago M, Serrano C, Sanchis JM, Silvestre FJ, Bagán JV. Placement of endosseous implants in patients with oral epidermolysis bullosa. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2000 Nov;90(5):587-90.
To evaluate the feasibility of placing endosseous implants in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. This article reports on 4 patients subjected to follow-up.
Implants were placed in 4 cases. All patients have marked oral involvement, with devastating alterations in the soft and hard tissues in all cases.
A total of 15 implants (7 maxillary, 8 mandibular) were placed. All implants integrated successfully and have been restored. The average follow-up from implant placement was 2.5 years (range, 1-4).
Our preliminary findings suggest that endosseous implants can be successfully placed and can provide support for prosthetic restoration in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.