Le Fort I Osteotomy as a new modality enhancing implant outcome; case series

Objectives: Titanium endosseous dental implants have been increasingly utilized over the past few decades for dental rehabilitation, from the success point of view, successful outcome can be expected when implants are placed in bone of good quality and good quantity and proper position of the implant. Le Fort I Osteotomy is a part of the standard surgical procedure in the treatment of patients with class III detofacial deformity. Objective of this study is to represent Le Fort I Osteotomy as a new modality enhance implant outcome in patients with class III occlusion.

Materials and methods: 3 cases are presented with different remaining dentition; all cases are class III occlusion, indicated for implant therapy.

All the cases are operated according to surgical protocol to perform Le Fort I Osteotomy with simultaneous implant placement according to surgical protocol.

Results: All cases were performed in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Egyptian Army Hospital – all patients received a definitive prosthetic restoration after 6 months – radiographic ad clinical evaluation extended to 1 year revealing successful implant restoration, providing good occlusion relationship, function and esthetic outcome.

Summary: Le Fort I Osteotomy can be used as a good modality to enhance the implant therapy outcome.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Le Fort I Osteotomy as a new modality enhancing implant outcome; case series
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