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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jan;50(1):30-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2010.11.012. Epub 2010 Dec 30.

Computed tomography-guided implant surgery for dental rehabilitation in mandible reconstructed with a fibular free flap: description of the technique.

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Maxillofacial Surgery Department, University of Sassari, Viale San Pietro 43/B, 07100 Sassari, Italy.

Abstract

The fibular free flap, with or without a cutaneous component, is the gold standard for reconstructing mandibular defects. Dental prosthetic rehabilitation is possible this way, even if the prosthesis-based implant is still a challenge because of the many anatomical and prosthetic problems. We think that complications can be overcome or reduced by adopting the new methods of computed tomography (CT)-assisted implant surgery (NobelGuide, Nobel Biocare AB, Goteborg, Sweden). Here we describe the possibility of using CT-guided implant surgery with a flapless approach and immediate loading in mandibles reconstructed with fibular free flaps.

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21194814
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjoms.2010.11.012
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