Implant-prosthetic rehabilitation after segmental mandibulectomy and bone grafting

Katalin Nagy, László Borbély, Ádam Kovács, András Fazekas, István Vajdovich, Albert Mari

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Abstract

A free vascularized fibula (6 cases) and iliac bone (11 cases) graft were used to reconstruct a mandibular discontinuity defect resulting from cancer surgery in 17 patients. Fifty-two osseointegrated DenTi implants were secondarily placed into the grafted bone, and all the patients underwent prosthetic rehabilitation. (DenTi is an enosseous dental implant system invented and manufactured by Denti-System Ltd., Szentes, Hungary.) To date, the maximum follow-up time after prosthetic treatment is 5 years, the minimum is 2 years. During this time, only one of the 52 inserted implants was lost, and that occurred a few days after insertion. Clinical signs of periimplantitis were observed in only 2 of the fixed prosthetic restorations. Long-term maintenance is essential if such patients are to achieve successful prosthetic restorations and, thus, enhanced lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of long-term effects of medical implants
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999

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Keywords

  • Bone graft
  • Oral malignancy
  • Prosthetic rehabilitation
  • Titanium implant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Dentistry(all)

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Nagy, K., Borbély, L., Kovács, Á., Fazekas, A., Vajdovich, I., & Mari, A. (1999). Implant-prosthetic rehabilitation after segmental mandibulectomy and bone grafting. Journal of long-term effects of medical implants, 9(3), 185-191.