Hong Kong Med J 1996;2:161-6 | Number 2, June 1996
Surgical reconstruction of the jaws after ablative surgery
N Samman, LK Cheung, H Tideman
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong
Ablative surgery of the jaws may be necessary when malignant disease or destructive benign disease occurs. Surgical reconstruction needs to include the restoration of masticatory function so that the quality of life after operation is optimal. This paper describes some current concepts in functional reconstruction after mandibulectomy and maxillectomy and includes case examples that illustrate bone-grafting procedures and occlusal rehabilitation by implant-borne restorations.
Key words: Mandible; Maxilla; Surgery, oral; Titanium; Bioprosthesis; Implants, artificial; Prosthesis, dental
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