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Volume 20, Number 3, September 2008

Anterior Palate of the Maxilla as a Donor Site for Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Procedures

Ali Hassani,1 Arash Khojasteh,2 Marzieh Alikhasi3
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Azad University of Medical Sciences, 2Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Taleghani University Hospital, and 3Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract
Bone augmentation techniques should be determined by the ideal implant position for prosthetic support. Research and clinical experience have shown that alloplastic materials, such as resorbable hydroxyapatite, and allografts, such as demineralised freeze-dried bone, yield poor results. Using autogenous bone decreases the overhead costs of grafting supplies. This report describes the use of the anterior palate as an applicable donor site for the reconstruction of anterior maxillary bone defects.

Key words: Bone transplantation, Maxilla, Oral surgical procedures, Transplantation, autologous

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;20:135-138.
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