Functional dental rehabilitation of massive palatomaxillary defects: cases requiring free tissue transfer and osseointegrated implants.

@article{Funk1998FunctionalDR,
  title={Functional dental rehabilitation of massive palatomaxillary defects: cases requiring free tissue transfer and osseointegrated implants.},
  author={Gerry F Funk and Meeta Arcuri and John L Frodel},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={1998},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={38-51}
}
BACKGROUND Mandibular reconstruction with functional dental rehabilitation using a free tissue transfer bone flap as the substrate for osseointegrated implant-borne or implant-retained dental prostheses is well described. Similar use of these techniques in maxillary dental rehabilitation is less frequent and has received less attention in the literature. However, in selected cases of extensive composite defects of the maxilla, free tissue transfer reconstruction of the maxillary arch and the… CONTINUE READING

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