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A Challenging Case, Need Any Advice Please
A 19-year-old with missing teeth has an anterior open bite that extends nearly to the molars, along with
severe alveolar bone deficiency. Are implants feasible?
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A 19-year-old girl presented with congenital missing of U2s and missing of UR1 due to
previous trauma few years ago. Now she has anterior open bite that almost extends to the molars.
She also has a severe alveolar bone deficiency in UR1, UR2 area.
No history of habit. But she is wearing a poorly fitting small acrylic denture. Do you think
that there is some ankylosis involved here that caused the open bite? Skeletally she seems to have
increased lower facial height but not too much. Even if the teeth are not ankylosed and I was
able to extrude them, what about the bony defect in UR1, UR2 area? Will implants be feasible
in this situation? ■
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