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Immediately loaded implants in a patient with involuntary mandibular movements: A clinical report

  • Author(s): Shek, JW
  • Plesh, O
  • Curtis, DA
  • et al.
Abstract

Immediately loaded implant prostheses have been used to successfully rehabilitate completely edentulous arches. Risk factors for successful treatment have not included involuntary mandibular movements. The treatment was completed on a patient with a history of neuroleptic medications who had remaining mandibular teeth extracted and then developed involuntary mandibular movements. The patient was dissatisfied with a mandibular removable prosthesis and wanted a fixed prosthesis. The immediate implant loading of a complete arch fixed prosthesis was delivered, and the patient lost 3 of the 6 implants. The patient continued to have problems with her definitive prostheses as the symptoms of her involuntary mandibular movements worsened. © 2014 by the Editorial Council for The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

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