Advances in Oromandibular Reconstruction with Three-Dimensional Printing

Adam Bender-Heine, Daniel Petrisor, Mark K. Wax

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Abstract

The mandibular structures are a complex anatomical structure that is fundamental to many physiological and homeostatic functions. It may be involved in many pathological processes that require partial or complete removal. When this happens, reconstruction is mandatory to improve cosmetic outcome with its effect on social interaction as well as to provide an opportunity for complete dental rehabilitation with restoration of all physiological functions. This article will review the different reconstructive options available for complex defects of the mandibular complex. It will highlight the surgical options available to maximize functional restoration. Finally, it will discuss computer modeling to optimize reconstructive planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-710
Number of pages8
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020

Keywords

  • computer modeling
  • free flap
  • head and neck cancer
  • mandible
  • reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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