Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of Accidental Maxillofacial Gunshot Injury Using Dental Implants: A Five Year Follow-Up Clinical Report ZD06-ZD08
Dr. Nirmal Kurian,
Christian Dental College, Brown Road, Ludhiana-141008, Punjab, India.
Gunshot injuries to the face can have serious aesthetic, functional, and psychological consequences. The incapacitating nature of maxillofacial defects makes reconstruction of the maxilla and mandible challenging, owing to multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation phase. Outcome of prosthodontic treatment is one of the important parameters by which a patient measures the success of rehabilitation. A 5-year follow-up of comprehensive surgical and prosthodontic reconstruction of a gunshot injury using dental implants is described. This case report illustrates the contribution of immediate dental implants with proper oral hygiene follow-up as an effective treatment modality in restoring a patient to near normal function and aesthetics.