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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

September 2002
Volume 33 , Issue 8

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Comprehensive treatment concept in a young adult patient with severe periodontal disease: A case report

Dominik Hofer, Dr Med Dent; Christoph H. F. Hämmerle, Prof Dr Med Dent; Niklaus P. Lang, Prof Dr Med Dent, MS

Pages: 567-578
PMID: 12238687

This case report describes the comprehensive treatment of generalized, advanced periodontal disease in a young patient. In view of the necessary reconstruction, the extensive destruction of the periodontal tissues required a systematic approach to determine the possibilities and the expectations of the patient. The subsequent oral rehabilitation was accomplished with fixed prosthodontics. In the mandible, strategically important anchor teeth were replaced with implants, allowing smaller units to be inserted. The long-term treatment result, however, can only be ensured with the full cooperation of the patient and consistent periodontal maintenance care.

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