Periodontitis subject with failing dentition and management with cross arch bridge and implants
Keywords:Perio-prosthetic management, Implants, Periodontitis, Bridge
Severe periodontal disease often leads to tooth loss, necessitating prosthetic rehabilitation to restore function and aesthetics. The concept of perio-prosthetic treatment using extensive bridges of cross-arch design was introduced approximately 30 years ago. Long term follow-up studies have shown that teeth with reduced periodontal support can be used as abutments for extensive fixed prostheses, provided periodontal disease had been treated successfully and an effective recall program had been instituted to prevent periodontal disease recurrence. Implants along with cross arch bridges in controlled periodontitis subject have never been used together for complete full mouth rehabilitation.
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