A Bilateral Pediculated Palatal Periosteal Connective Tissue Flap for Coverage of Large Bone Grafts in the Anterior Maxillary Region

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Assistant Professor oral and maxillofacial surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases Research Center, Faculty of dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Assistant Professor oral and maxillofacial pathology, Dental Research Center, Faculty of dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dental Research Center, Faculty of dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Introduction:
Coverage of bone grafts is very important in reconstructive surgery. In edentulous alveolar ridges this coverage is particularly important for supporting dental prostheses. Here we present the case of a patient with a large deficient maxillary anterior region that was reconstructed with a bilateral palatal submucosal periosteal connective tissue flap: a soft tissue reserve for upper jaw reconstructive surgeries. The bilateral pediculated palatal periosteal connective tissue flap was used for coverage of a large bone graft in the anterior maxillary region.
 Conclusion:
Palatal submucosa can be used as a soft tissue reserve in upper jaw reconstructions.

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