The Iliac Prefabricated Composite Graft for Dentoalveolar Reconstruction: A Clinical Procedure
Kurt Vinzenz, MD, DDS / Christian Schaudy, MD / Elisabeth Würinger, MD
Prefabricated composite grafts were introduced in reconstructive oral and maxillofacial surgery in the mid-1990s. The purpose of this report is to introduce a novel technique - the iliac prefabricated composite graft—for reconstruction of the alveolar ridge simultaneously with masticatory attached gingiva and integrated implants in a single procedure. Clinical and immunohistologic results are reported and reveal this technique to be an attractive alternative in dentoalveolar surgery and implant dentistry.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2006;21:117–123
Key words: dentoalveolar reconstruction, iliac crest, keratinized attached gingiva, prefabricated composite grafts, severe maxillary atrophy