Staged Rehabilitation of Posttraumatic Dentoalveolar Defect with Distraction Osteogenesis and Dental Implants
27 April 2017
20 June 2017
27 July 2017 (online)
Rehabilitation of posttraumatic composite defects of anterior mandible following comminution type high-energy injury often presents a reconstructive challenge. Obtaining ideal osseous and soft tissue contours in these cases is a demanding task. We discuss a case of a young man, involved in a road-side accident leading to multiple fractures in his mandible with comminution of anterior alveolar ridge. We were able to achieve excellent results by planning and treating him in five sequential stages. First, the need for rigid internal fixation was addressed followed by bone augmentation with the dynamic osteodistraction method, dental implants, and prosthesis delivery. Satisfactory aesthetics and functions were noted at a 7-year follow-up evaluation of the patient justifying the multistaged rehabilitation treatment rendered.