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Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 121–125 | Cite as

Closure of Oroantral Fistula Using Titanium Plate with Transalveolar Wiring

  • Wael Mohamed Said Ahmed
Technical Note

Abstract

Background

Alloplastic materials such as tantalum, gold plates and foils, hydroxyapatite blocks have been used for closure of oroantral fistula (OAF). However, these materials are not widely accepted in routine surgical closure of OAF due to cost, difficult handling, increased rate of infection, and exfoliation.

Purpose

To overcome the above drawbacks this study aimed to use titanium plates (0.3 mm) with transalveolar wiring fixation for closure of OAF.

Patients and Methods

Ten patients with OAFs who consented to undergo this trial were selected and treated under an outpatient basis in the Oral Surgery Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Egypt.

Results

All OAFs were successfully treated with no eventful complications.

Conclusion

This study concludes that titanium plates with transalveolar wiring fixation is an excellent technique for closure of OAF. The high success rate with this technique warrants its use for closure of OAF.

Keywords

Oroantral fistula Titanium plates Transalveolar wiring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Faculty of DentistryMansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt

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