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5Fixation (comminution with defect)

Indications for bone grafting

Indication (bone grafting)

  • Loss of bone volume and loss of buttressing

Contraindications (bone grafting)

  • Inability to stabilize bone graft and maxilla
  • Inability to obtain soft-tissue closure over graft

Advantages (bone grafting)

  • Support for facial soft tissues
  • Restoration of bony buttresses
  • Prevention of loss of facial height

Disadvantage (bone grafting)

  • Donor site required for bone graft harvesting