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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-58

Full mouth implant reconstruction for medically compromised patient with key hole access surgery

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry, India
2 Meghana Institute of Dental Science, Nizamabad, Director, School of Dental Implants, Hyderabad, India

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S Rajesh
'Amritha', 34, Desbassyn de Richmont Street, Puducherry - 605 001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.96577

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Demographic trends indicate that clinicians will be treating more edentulous geriatric patients many of whom will be medically compromised. Many such patients seek implant therapy for the purpose of their oral rehabilitation. When a patient is medically compromised, it is a generalized notion that dental implant treatment must be avoided. But in reality, dental implant treatment for such a patient must be curtailed to reduce invasiveness and surgical treatment time. Today's guidelines of pre- and post-implant therapy of such patients have still not been entirely clarified and consequently are not completely clear to dental practioners. This case report emphasizes the importance of diagnosis and its impact on proper treatment planning of both surgical and prosthetic phase of full mouth reconstruction with dental implants in a medically compromised geriatric patient.

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