• Review of methods used in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the maxillofacial region.

      O'Fearraigh, Pádraig; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Derry. padraigferry@gmail.com (2010-04-23)
      Maxillofacial and dental defects often have detrimental effects on patient health and appearance. A holistic approach of restoring lost dentition along with bone and soft tissue is now the standard treatment of these defects. Recent improvements in reconstructive techniques, especially osseointegration, microvascular free tissue transfer, and improvements in bone engineering, have yielded excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes. This article reviews the literature on these modern reconstructive and rehabilitation techniques.