To evaluate the use of fixed mandibular implants to retain dental prostheses after microvascular mandibular reconstruction.
Tertiary referral center.
Eight patients with microvascular mandibular reconstruction after mandibular resection.
Clinically noted functional results, serial radiographic evidence of fixed mandibular implant and mandibular integrity, and complications encountered.
Eight of 8 fixed mandibular implants were successfully placed and remained stable. The follow-up period ranged from 10 to 21 months (mean, 14.3 months).
The use of fixed mandibular implants to retain dental prostheses after microvascular mandibular reconstruction is a safe and effective treatment option.Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122:1308-1312
Li KK, Cheney ML, Gliklich RE, August M, Caradonna D. Fixed Mandibular Implant After Microvascular Mandibular Reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(12):1308–1312. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890240016005
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