Agustín-Panadero R, Serra-Pastor B, Peñarrocha-Oltra D, Peñarrocha-Diago M. Maxillary Implant Prosthodontic Treatment Using Digital Laboratory Protocol for a Patient with Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Case History Report. Int J Prosthodont. 2017 Jul/Aug;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 treatmentprotocol led to a successful short-term prosthodontic outcome.