Virtual surgical planning for CAD/CAM mandibular reconstruction by titanium prosthesis was recently reported for resected cases. Even if some advantages are evident, difficulties that may arise for TMJ function after reconstruction originate from prosthesis contamination through oral mucosa dehiscence. In these two cases reported of mandibular reconstruction after resection of ameloblastoma by custom-made CAD/CAM titanium prosthesis, the procedures were aimed to preserve the TMJ glenoid cavity and articular disc avoiding functional problems for hemi-mandibular resections that included the condyle (as in case #1) or with condylar preservation (as in case #2) and avoiding intraoral incisions in both cases. The entire surgical planning and prosthetic fabrication were explained with specifications and the sequence of the surgical procedure. Finite elements analysis (FEA) was performed to check the force distribution and efficacy of the prosthetic device (case 1 with hemi-mandibular resection and rehabilitation). Although successful in these two cases, surgical reconstruction of the mandibular defect after resection by a CAD-CAM custom-made prosthesis still shows some drawbacks and failure risks. Several advantages of this technique and the surgical success in these two cases were presented, but limitations and side effects must be considered when cases are selected.

Mandibular Reconstruction after Resection of Ameloblastoma by Custom-Made CAD/CAM Mandibular Titanium Prosthesis: Two Case Reports, Finite Element Analysis and Discussion of the Technique

Antonio Cortese;Alessandro Ruggiero;
2023-01-01

Abstract

Virtual surgical planning for CAD/CAM mandibular reconstruction by titanium prosthesis was recently reported for resected cases. Even if some advantages are evident, difficulties that may arise for TMJ function after reconstruction originate from prosthesis contamination through oral mucosa dehiscence. In these two cases reported of mandibular reconstruction after resection of ameloblastoma by custom-made CAD/CAM titanium prosthesis, the procedures were aimed to preserve the TMJ glenoid cavity and articular disc avoiding functional problems for hemi-mandibular resections that included the condyle (as in case #1) or with condylar preservation (as in case #2) and avoiding intraoral incisions in both cases. The entire surgical planning and prosthetic fabrication were explained with specifications and the sequence of the surgical procedure. Finite elements analysis (FEA) was performed to check the force distribution and efficacy of the prosthetic device (case 1 with hemi-mandibular resection and rehabilitation). Although successful in these two cases, surgical reconstruction of the mandibular defect after resection by a CAD-CAM custom-made prosthesis still shows some drawbacks and failure risks. Several advantages of this technique and the surgical success in these two cases were presented, but limitations and side effects must be considered when cases are selected.
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