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Publication:
International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1992
Volume 7 , Issue 4

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Pages: 235 - 243

The use of osseointegration to stabilize a surgical elongation of the maxilla: A case report

Eckhart/Davis/Marshall/Hochwald

Osseointegrated implants placed prior to maxillary downgrafting were utilized to stabilize the repositioned maxilla and interpositional bone graft. Eleven-month follow-up revealed complete healing of teh 1.5-cm osteotomy ga p and no maxillary relapse. Implant stabilization may be one solution to the relapse associated with inferior repositioning of the maxilla.

 

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