Long-term results after placing dental implants in patients with Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome: results 2.5–20 years after implant insertion

  • Aim: A retrospective evaluation of patients with Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS) treated with dental implants to identify factors that may influence treatment outcomes. Methods: All PLS patients with dental implants currently registered at the Department of Periodontology, Goethe-University Frankfurt (20–38 years; mean: 29.6 years), were recruited. Five patients from three families (two pairs of siblings) with a total of 48 dental implants (inserted in different dental institutions) were included with a follow-up time of 2.5–20 years (mean: 10.4 years). Results: Implant failure occurred in three patients (at least 15 implants). Nearly all patients demonstrated peri-implantitis in more or less advanced stages; 60% of patients demonstrated bone loss ≥50% around the implants. Two patients did not follow any supportive therapy. Conclusions: Implants in PLS patients who did not follow any maintenance programme had a high risk of peri-implantitis and implant loss.

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Author:Katrin NicklesORCiDGND, Mischa KrebsORCiDGND, Beate Schacher, Hari PetsosORCiDGND, Peter EickholzORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Journal of Clinical Medicine
Place of publication:Basel
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/26
Date of first Publication:2022/04/26
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/12/06
Tag:Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome; dental implants; long-term results; peri-implantitis; periodontitis
Issue:9, art. 2438
Article Number:2438
Page Number:10
First Page:1
Last Page:10
The microbiological examinations in four patients were partially funded by Carpegen GmbH, Münster.
This study was kindly supported by Carpegen GmbH, Münster, Germany.
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0