Technical StrategiesA New Approach to the Use of Osseointegrated Implants in Palate ObturatorLago, Laura DDS, PhD; Rilo, Benito MD, PhD; Fernández-Formoso, Noelia DDS, PhD; da Silva, Luis MD, PhDAuthor Information Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Santiago de Compostela University, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Laura Lago, DDS, PhD, Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Santiago de Compostela University, Entrerríos, s/n, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain; E-mail: [email protected] Received 09 June, 2016 Accepted 29 July, 2016 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: November 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 8 - p 2162-2163 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003110 Buy Metrics Abstract Osseointegrated implants are regularly used for retention and stability of maxillofacial prosthesis, especially in palatal obturator with large defects and few remaining teeth. In these cases, loads that tissues receive from a prosthesis can cause bone resorption and thus enlarge the defect. Implants may help redistribute the loads on the perimplant bone crest and avoid exacerbating the defect. The authors present a case in which the palatal defect has increased overtime. After placement of a sealing prosthesis with implants, bone and mucosal tissues stability around the defect it is observed during 1 year of follow-up. © 2016 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.