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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Face and Jaw Surgery
Dental Reconstructive Surgery
Can bridges and dental fractures be considered reconstructive surgery?
In some instances (i.e.,major facial trauma cases, tumor resections, etc.), in which teeth are lost in conjunction with the facial fractures or removal of the tumor, one can make the case that the crowns and/or bridges are part of the facial reconstruction. However, this does not apply to every case, and the individual circumstances must be carefully evaluated.
Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University