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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 6930567, 5 pages
Case Report

Oral Rehabilitation of an Osteopetrosis Patient with Osteomyelitis

Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 14 December 2015; Accepted 14 February 2016

Academic Editor: Leandro N. de Souza

Copyright © 2016 Tamer Celakil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Osteopetrosis is a congenital disorder characterized by increasing osteoclastic function resulting in osteomyelitis in the jaws. Orofacial findings in osteopetrosis patients are unerupted, malformed, or delayed teeth and many dental caries due to vulnerable enamel and dentin and osteomyelitis. Many reports have described that maxilla is an uncommon site of occurrence for osteomyelitis due to cortical bone morphology and collateral circulation. This report aims to discuss clinical features and prosthodontic management of a patient with clinical features of adult form of osteopetrosis and osteomyelitis in both jaws. The patient has reported better masticatory and speech efficiency with removable dentures in maxillary and mandibular jaw and also self-esteem improvement and family interaction.