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Trauma to branches of the mandibular nerve may occur during oral surgical procedures and result in varying degrees of altered sensation. Since mandibular implant surgery involves mucoperiosteal flap elevation and bone removal during site preparation, complications involving altered sensation are to be expected. This study replicated a retrospective(More)
This pilot study reports the 2-year follow-up on hydroxylapatite-coated nonscrew titanium implants (Integral) used for fixation of auricular and orbital prostheses. Fifty-four implants have been inserted in a two-stage procedure for auricular reconstruction in 12 patients and orbital reconstruction in 2 patients. Clinically solid integration has occurred(More)
A new endosseous titanium implant has been designed to replace skin adhesives as a method of retention of maxillofacial prostheses. The effects of various methods of preimplantation preparation on surface characteristics of the implant were analyzed with electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis. Having undergone one of several pretreatment protocols,(More)
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