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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 3 (1988), No. 1     1. Mar. 1988
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 3 (1988), No. 1  (01.03.1988)

Page 31-40


Surgical-Prosthodontic Reconstruction of Oronasal Defects Utilizing the Tissue- Integrated Prosthesis
Tolman, D. E. / Desjardins, R. P. / Keller, E. E.
The closure of large congenital or postsurgical oronasal defects is a challenging problem for both the surgeon and the prosthodontist. Closure of the defect, whether it be by soft tissue or in combination with a bone graft, may reduce the potential for prosthesis extension and retention. This article describes the surgical-prosthodontic treatment for three patients utilizing the placement of titanium fixtures to support the prosthesis. Treatment sequence, surgical procedure, and follow-up results are described.

Keywords: oronasal implants, osseointegrated implants, tissue integrated prosthesis