Osseous changes following placement of the transmandibular implant system in edentulous mandibles.

@article{Betts1993OsseousCF,
  title={Osseous changes following placement of the transmandibular implant system in edentulous mandibles.},
  author={Norman J Betts and H Dexter Barber and Michele Powers and L Wu and Toril Hennig and Raymond J Fonseca},
  journal={Implant dentistry},
  year={1993},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={11-7}
}
The transmandibular implant system is designed for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the endentulous mandible utilizing an extraoral approach. Transmandibular implants were placed in 19 patients and mandibular bony changes were followed using standardized panoramic radiography. Eleven sites were identified on each postoperative radiograph and the percentage of radiographic enlargement was calculated for each site. The true bony changes were then computed for both short-term (9.4 months… CONTINUE READING