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A classification of the edentulous jaws has been developed based on a randomised cross-sectional study from a sample of 300 dried skulls. It was noted that whilst the shape of the basalar process of the mandible and maxilla remains relatively stable, changes in shape of the alveolar process is highly significant in both the vertical and horizontal axes. In(More)
Current management of oral cancer following tumour resection includes reconstruction of the surgical defect with free vascularized flaps and rehabilitation of orofacial form and function with the aid of endosteal implants. The choice of flap for reconstruction influences the use of implants, and further hard- and soft-tissue surgery is frequently required(More)
The role of endosseous implants in oral rehabilitation following ablation of oral tumours is established, however the oncological review of these patients has rarely been discussed in the literature. We describe two cases where second primary malignancy in the peri-implant tissues necessitated further major resections. In both cases, the initial clinical(More)
  • J I Cawood
  • 1985
Small plate osteosynthesis has been evaluated by comparing 50 successive cases of mandibular fracture treated by this technique alone with 50 successive cases of mandibular fracture treated by intermaxillary fixation. The plates show considerable advantages over other forms of fixation in that they are small, malleable and easy to insert. Furthermore, they(More)
This paper describes the application of endosseous titanium implants that have been inserted into the vascularized bone of the radial forearm composite flap, used for mandibular reconstruction. The technique described allows full orofacial rehabilitation to be achieved, following ablative surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy.
Investigation of the psychological impact of implant-retained overdentures has demonstrated some positive benefits over traditional prosthetic treatment (ie, conventional complete dentures). The aim of the present study was to determine whether treatment response could be understood by controlling the degree of alveolar ridge resorption present. In a(More)
BACKGROUND Advances in the management of oral malignancy have resulted in significant improvements in survival and functional outcome. Ablation of oral tissues and radiotherapy render many patients unable to wear conventional prostheses, and these patients are, thus, candidates for oral rehabilitation with osseointegrated implants. We aim to present(More)
The anterior maxillary osteoplasty restores adequate bone to the edentulous Class IV ridge prior to placement of endosseous implants. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the long-term survival of implants placed into the particulate bone of an anterior alveolar osteoplasty to those placed into a 'block' onlay bone graft. Of 85 patients with(More)
The medium-term results of 12 patients that underwent reconstruction of the severely resorbed maxilla are reported. The method described entails a two-step procedure including Le Fort I osteotomy and grafting of the floor of the sinus and nose with particulate bone and hydroxyapatite (HA). The implants were placed in a second procedure. A 5% failure rate(More)