Research Article| Volume 48, ISSUE 2, P101-107, August 1979

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Maxillary osteotomy and vestibuloplasty for the correction of maxillary anterior atrophy: Preliminary report

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      A one-step procedure has been designed to help the patient with abnormal maxillary anterior alveolar atrophy. The technique combines an anterior maxillary osteotomy with a maxillary vestibuloplasty. Bone grafting and skin grafting are not required, and prosthetic rehabilitation can begin 6 to 8 weeks postoperatively. This is a preliminary report; however, 18-month follow-up examinations show continued stability and minimal regression.
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