Prosthetic aspects in adult osteopetrosis

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Osteopetrosis (OP) is a rare condition characterized by skeletal sclerosis caused by dysfunctional osteoclasts. Though many reports have described severe infantile-malignant autosomal recessive OP, few have described the prosthetic management of adult OP. This report discusses the prosthetic treatment of adult OP. Although prosthodontists should try to reconstruct occlusal function as much as possible, a conservative prosthodontic approach may be a reasonable and recommended treatment option for minimizing the risk of further osteomyelitis and osteonecrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-740
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery


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