Catastrophic implant failure after immediate loading of full arch implant prosthesis and its association with CPAP therapy: A case report.
Journal of Prosthodontics
continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, full arch implant restoration, implant failure
Full arch implant-supported restorations are a common treatment modality for patients with a terminal dentition or an edentulous mouth. Several mechanical and biological factors that contribute to complications or failure are already extensively documented. Some patients receiving complex implant-based treatment plans also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask in some of these patients is a lesser-known factor that could contribute to implant complications or failures. This article describes how the use of a CPAP machine may be a risk factor in implant dentistry and describes a patient whose use of a CPAP machine and mask led to a catastrophic failure of mandibular full arch dental implants.
Rodriguez, Julio J.; Gertler, Alexis; Bender, John; Surathu, Neeraj; and Balshi, Thomas J., "Catastrophic implant failure after immediate loading of full arch implant prosthesis and its association with CPAP therapy: A case report." (2023). HPD Articles. 456.
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