Craniofacial implants: what maxillofacial surgeon needs to understand


Craniofacial implants: what maxillofacial surgeon needs to understand


Faris Almutairi

Department of maxillofacial surgery and diagnostic sciences, college of dentistry, Qassim University, Qassim , Saudi Arabia


Since discovery of the osseointegration of titanium in the 1950s, dental implants have been made of titanium the 1960s. In 1977, the first extraoral titanium implant was inserted for craniofacial rehabilitation aims. Craniofacial implants start to be popular for craniofacial reconstruction and rehabilitation. Craniofacial implants become as revaluation in rehabilitation fields, to day even large facial defect can be reconstructed via this surgical –prosthetic technique. The aim of this review is to explain and clarify the indications and techniques for such procedure.


Key Words: craniofacial implants, facial defects, facial rehabilitation.

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Faris Almutairi. Craniofacial implants: what maxillofacial surgeon needs to understand. International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews, 2021, 4:45. DOI: 10.28933/ijdrr-2020-12-0705


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