Treatment outcome of extraoral implants in the craniofacial region.

  title={Treatment outcome of extraoral implants in the craniofacial region.},
  author={Banu Karayazgan-Saraçoğlu and Haluk Zulfikar and Arzu Atay and Yumushan Gunay},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={21 3},
Extraoral implants for the retention of facial prosthesis have been used for better support, stability, and retention. Other than the clinical experiences, treatment outcomes of these prostheses should be evaluated for predicting the long-term success. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival rates and soft tissue responses of extraoral implants. In total, 52 patients were examined, including 16 with auricular defects, 16 with orbital defects, 13 with nasal defects, and 7 with… CONTINUE READING
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