LOGIN
 
Share Page:
Back

Volume 25 , Issue 1
January/February 2010

Pages 197–200


Computed Tomography and Computer-Aided Design for Locating Available Palatal Bone for Grafting: Two Case Reports

Oliver Rodríguez-Recio, MD, DDS/Cristian Rodríguez-Recio, MD, DDS/Lorena Gallego, MD/Luis Junquera, MD, DDS, PhD


PMID: 20209202

Autologous bone graft is considered the gold standard for oral and maxillofacial rehabilitation. The purpose of these case reports is to present the palate as a donor site in the oral and maxillofacial region. A surgical technique of palatal bone grafting with computer-aided design is proposed. Computed tomography and three-dimensional study with a software program (Simplant) were used to evaluate bone quality and quantity at the palatal donor site and also provide a preoperative planning tool for placement of implants. This software was also used to determine the amount of bone needed for the implant site. A palatal marginal incision was made and a full-thickness flap was elevated from the central incisor region to the premolar region. A bone trephine was used to harvest corticocancellous palatal blocks. No swelling or hematomas were found at any donor sites. Simplant software can map the bone within a defined palatal area and provide important information about the quality and quantity of bone in the donor area. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2010;25:197–200


Full Text PDF File | Order Article

 

 
Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

© 2014 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc JOMI Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Archive
Author Guidelines
About
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Submit
Reprints
Permission
Advertising
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us
Help