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

Eur J Esthet Dent. Summer 2010;5(2):190-203.

Abstract

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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta / rehabilitation*
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods
  • Dental Porcelain*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / etiology*
  • Mouth Rehabilitation*
  • Titanium / adverse effects*
  • Zirconium

Substances

  • Dental Porcelain
  • Zirconium
  • Titanium
  • zirconium oxide