Implant Restoration in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vladimir Kokovic
Associate Professor, Clinic of Oral Surgery
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Belgrade
Dr Subotica str. 4, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 19, 2011; Accepted date: March 06, 2012; Published date: March 09, 2012
Citation: Kokovic V, Lazic V, Petrovic M, Jelovac D, Todorovic A (2012) Implant Restoration in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: A Case Report. Dentistry 2:124. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000124
Copyright: © 2012 Kokovic V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), also known as von Recklinghausen’s disease, is a human genetic disorder. It is probably the most commonly inherited disorder caused by a single gene.
This is a report of a 57-year-old man affected by NF1 who has severe atrophy of the jaws and extremely unsatisfactory anatomical conditions for conventional dental restauration. Radiographic and clinical evaluations showed inadequate quantity of bone for immediate implant rehabilitation. Delayed implant protocol was performed to obtain the correct bone volume and implants were inserted in the anterior parts of both jaws to support a prosthetic restoration.