Maxillary Implant Prosthodontic Treatment Using Digital Laboratory Protocol for a Patient with Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Case History Report

Int J Prosthodont. Jul/Aug 2017;30(4):390-393. doi: 10.11607/ijp.5065.


Epidermolysis bullosa belongs to a group of genetic diseases that present with skin disorders and is characterized by generalized blister formation in response to mechanical trauma. This article reports on the management of a recessive dystrophic epidermolytic patient with four remaining periodontally compromised maxillary teeth. Treatment involved placement of four maxillary implants and use of computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture techniques to fabricate a fixed full-arch implant-supported prosthesis. The prescribed dental treatment protocol led to a successful short-term prosthodontic outcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bone Screws
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
  • Dental Prosthesis Design
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immediate Dental Implant Loading / methods*
  • Maxilla / diagnostic imaging
  • Maxilla / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Tooth Extraction