[Teeth as prostheses materials for reconstruction of disrupted ossicular chain].

@article{Httenbrink1993TeethAP,
  title={[Teeth as prostheses materials for reconstruction of disrupted ossicular chain].},
  author={K. B. H{\"u}ttenbrink and H. W. Lind{\"o}rfer},
  journal={HNO},
  year={1993},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={440-5}
}
Since 1988 we have routinely used prostheses made from teeth for ossicular reconstruction and have now done more than 400 implants. Short-time results with at least 1 year implantation were studied in a retrospective analysis of 319 cases with a review of 88 patients. Eighty percent of the implants were covered by an intact tympanic membrane, while in 10% the prosthesis was completely uncovered. This apparent perforation was not due to a material-related extrusion, but was caused by persistent… CONTINUE READING