European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Management of a patient suffering with Cherubism with Dental Implants


Abstract - Cherubism is a rare non-neoplastic, fibro-osseous hereditary disorder characterized by bilateral expansion of the maxilla and mandible producing a characteristic facial appearance. It can affect the facial and dental growth of the individual and often results in gross aesthetic and functional deficiencies. The teeth may also be displaced or submerged and these problems can often compromise successful restorative rehabilitation. This paper describes the restorative management of an adult patient with Cherubism involving a fixed implant retained mandibular restoration. The care utilized 3D planning software and implant insertion guides to facilitate an early loading protocol and the use of optimum bone quality/volume areas.

KEY WORDS : Cherubism, 3D planning, Implants, Adult


Karun Dewan, Karl Bishop

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