Category Archives: Surgical Reconstruction of Defects of the Jaws

Restoration of Continuity

Resotration of Continuity Control of residual mandibular segments. When a continuity defect is present, the muscles of mastication attached to the residual mandibular fragments will distract them in different directions unless efforts were made to stabilize the remaining mandible in its normal position at the time of partial resection. Mamtaining relationships of the remaining mandible fragments after resecti

SURGICAL PRINCIPLES OF MAXILLOFACIAL BONE-GRAFTING PROCEDURES

SURGICAL PRINCIPLES OF MAXILLOFACIAL BONE GRAFTING PROCEDURES .  any grafting procedure, They must be strictly adhered to if a successful outcoe is desired. The following are a few that pertain to reconstructing mandibular defect

Restoration of Osseous Bulk

Restoration of Osseous Bulk Any bone-grafting procedure must provide enough osseous tissue to withstand normal function. If too thin an osseous strut is provided, fracture of the grafted area may occur  

Restoratiqn of Alveolar Bone Height

Restoratiqn of Alveolar Bone Height The functional rehabilitation of the natient rests on the ability to masticate efficiently and comfortably. Prosthetic dental appliances are frequently necessary in patients who have lost a portion of their mandible. To facilitate prosthetic appliance usage, an adequate alveolar process must be provided during the reconstructive surgery. The ideal ridge form outlined in Chap

Restrgoration of Continuity

Restrgoration of Continuity Because the mandible is a bone with two articulating ends acted on by muscles with opposing forces, restoration of continuity is the highest priority when reconstructing mandibular defects. Achieving this goal will provide the   tient with better functional movemcnt and improved facial esthetics by realigning any deviated mandibular segments.  

Associated Problems

Associated Problems The clinician must always remember that the cure should be less offensive to the patient than the disease process, In other words, if a reconstructive procedure will significantly risk the individual’s life or is associated with a very high incidence of complications that may make life worse for the patient, it would probably be in the patient’s best interest to forego the proce

Restoration of Osseous Bulk

Restoration of Osseous Bulk Any bone-grafting procedure must provide enough osseous tissue to withstand normal function. If too thin an osseous strut is provided, fracture of the grafted area may occur.

Restoratiqn of Alveolar Bone Height

Restoratiqn of Alveolar Bone Height The functional rehabilitation of the natient rests on the ability to masticate efficiently and comfortably. Prosthetic dental appliances are frequently necessary in patients who have lost a portion of their mandible. To facilitate prosthetic appliance usage, an adequate alveolar process must be provided during the reconstructive surgery. The ideal ridge form outlined in Chap

Restoratiqn of Alveolar Bone Height

Restoratiqn of Alveolar Bone Height The functional rehabilitation of the natient rests on the ability to masticate efficiently and comfortably. Prosthetic dental appliances are frequently necessary in patients who have lost a portion of their mandible. To facilitate prosthetic appliance usage, an adequate alveolar process must be provided during the reconstructive surgery. The ideal ridge form outlined in Chap

Soft Tissue Defect

Soft Tissue Defect Proper preparation of the soft tissue bed that is to receive the bone. graft is just as important to the success of bone grafting as the bone graft mntcrihl itself. The transplanted bone cells must survive initially by diffusion of nutrients from the surrounding soft tissues, Revascularization of the bone ‘graft through the development of new blood vessels from the soft tissue bed must