Use of an osseointegrated implant for dental rehabilitation after cleft repair by periosteoplasty: A case report

Tetsu Takahashi, Masayuki Fukuda, Tai Yamaguchi, Shoko Kochi, Tetsuji Inai, Makoto Watanabe, Seishi Echigo

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Abstract

Objective: We report here on a patient with unilateral cleft lip and alveolus who underwent dental rehabilitation of cleft alveolus using an osseointegrated implant after cleft repair by periosteoplasty. The patient, whose lateral incisor was congenitally missing, heal periosteoplasty, followed by excellent bone formation at the cleft alveolus within 2 years. After the completion of orthodontic alignment of the maxillary dental arch, a Branemark single-tooth implant was placed into the bone-formed alveolus. Conclusion: This treatment procedure offers an option of dental rehabilitation for the alveolar clefts of patients with cleft lip and/or palate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 May 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bone formation
  • cleft lip and/or palate
  • cleft repair
  • dental rehabilitation
  • osseointegrated implant
  • periosteoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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