Ikuya Watanabe, DDS, PhD,(a) Catherene Pham, BDSc, BSc, MS,(b) and Uwe Frohberg, MD, DMD(c)
(a)Department of Biomaterials Science, (b)Post-Graduate Prosthodontics, and (c)Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
This clinical report describes a functional and esthetic reconstruction using the Brånemark Novum system for the mandible and ITI implants for the maxilla after maxillary sinus grafting. After the extraction of mandibular teeth, the Novum system and a prosthesis were placed in the patientﾕs mouth. Autologous bone transplantation from the mandible was also performed in the maxillary sinus at the same time. After the implant placement subsequent to the maxillary sinus grafting, the maxillary teeth and implants were restored with ceramic prostheses. These functional and esthetic prostheses have performed favorably without any problems for two years. (Int Chin J Dent 2004; 4: 93-96.)
Key Words: esthetics, function, implant, maxillary sinus graft.