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DENTAL SCIENCE - ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 39-43

Audit on titanium reconstruction of mandibular defects for jaw lesions


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, JKK Nattrajah Dental College and Hospital, Komarapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Unit I, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. A Kaneesh Karthik
Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Unit I, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.137385

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Aims: The aim of the study is to audit the titanium reconstruction of jaw defects in benign conditions in Christian Medical College and Hospital , Vellore. Methods and Material: A retrospective study of titanium reconstruction of mandibular defects due to jaw lesions at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India, between May 2008 and May 2011. Results: Mouth opening, facial symmetry, occlusion, chewing ability, plate exposure and patient satisfaction were used as outcome measures. Conclusions: The three-dimensional titanium plate is a reasonable material for immediate mandible reconstruction after surgical resection of benign jaw pathologies.


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