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Treatment of a Patient with Cleidocranial Dysplasia Using a Single-Stage Implant Protocol

Vicki C. Petropoulos, DMD, MS,
Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, PhD, FACP
Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD, FACP
Stephen F. Balshi, MBE

Journal of Prosthodontics 20 (2011) S26–S31, by The American College of Prosthodontists.


This patient report describes the treatment of a 45-year-old Caucasian woman with cleidocranial dysplasia who had significant dental problems that greatly affected her quality of life. The patient had orthodontic treatment in her earlier years along with surgical removal of supernumerary teeth. Using implants, themaxillary andmandibular arches were restored with fixed screw-retained prostheses. Eight implants and six implants were placed in the maxilla and mandible, respectively. Both arches were immediately loaded following the Teeth in a DayTM protocol using an all-acrylic resin provisional prosthesis. Five months later, definitive maxillary and mandibular prostheses were fabricated. The patient has been followed for a period of 5 years, and all postoperative evaluations have been uneventful.

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