Full Mouth Rehabilitation with Dental Implants in a Post Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Cancer Patient – A Case Report 

(Pages: 1-9)

Faleh AL-Hojhouj1,2,3 and Arwa Al-Sayed4

1Restorative, SF-ID Consultant and Clinical Associate Professor for Advanced Education, Restorative and Implantology; 2Dental Hospital Medical Director and Director of Implant Fellowship Program, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Board Member of Implant Scientific Committee, Saudi Commission For Science Specialties, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 4Head of Assessment and Examination Committee of the Saudi Board of Periodontics, Member the scientific committee of the Saudi Board of Periodontics, AC Professor at Genova University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30576/2414-2050.2021.07.01

 

 

Abstract: Up until now, there has been controversy about whether patients who previously have had radiotherapy of the head and neck region are suitable candidates for dental implants. In the past, exposure of the maxilla and mandible to high-dose irradiation has been considered an essential contraindication for dental implantation [1]. On the other hand research studies have shown that survival after cancer therapy is so high, and the outcome from osseointegration therapy so favorable that osseointegration in the irradiated patient can be recommended. However, the osseointegration clinician should be aware of the risks and pitfalls of treating such patients [2]. Thus, prevention and treatment consider­ations for irradiated patients are essential to improve the implant survival rate [3]. This case report described a post-chemo-radiotherapy patient who undergone restorative treatment, full mouth dental implant was successful with a 100% survival rate in six years.

Keywords: Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, full mouth, dental implant.