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Face and Jaw Surgery

Dental Reconstructive Surgery

02/03/2004

Question:

Can bridges and dental fractures be considered reconstructive surgery?

Answer:

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. 

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Response by:

Guillermo  E Chacon, DDS Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University