The literature with respect to whether or not psychiatric disorders represent a contraindication to dental implant treatment is sparse and contradictory. This paper describes three cases in which patients with psychiatric disorders were provided with dental implant retained prostheses. It is concluded that mental health disorders are not necessarily a contraindication to dental implant treatment and dental implant treatment can provide valuable psychological support. If any doubt exists about the effect of a psychiatric disorder on the prognosis of implant treatment the opinion of a psychiatrist should be obtained. The development of liaison psychiatry for dental hospitals should be seen as an ideal.
|Translated title of the contribution||Dental implant treatment for patients with psychiatric disorders|
|Pages (from-to)||90 - 92|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2006|
Bibliographical notePublisher: FDI World Dental Press Ltd
Other identifier: PMID 16808111