J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2019; 45(6): 369~373
Vestibuloplasty covering titanium mesh with grafted free gingiva on anterior mandible: technical report and rationale
Jeong-Kui Ku*, Dae Ho Leem
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea
Dae Ho Leem
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekjedaero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju 54896, Korea
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*Current affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Section of Dentistry, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
Received April 6, 2019; Revised May 17, 2019; Accepted May 18, 2019.; Published online December 31, 2019.
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 Abstract
This paper describes a patient with an insufficient vestibular depth for a removable partial denture who underwent vestibuloplasty with a free gingival graft using a titanium mesh in the anterior mandible. Free gingiva was harvested from the palatal mucosa, and a partial thickness flap was elevated at the recipient site. After minimal suturing for the graft, a titanium mesh was fixed over the graft. The mesh was removed four weeks after surgery. The patient obtained an adequate vestibular depth and keratinized gingiva eight weeks after surgery without any complications. In this case, an appropriate vestibular depth and keratinized gingiva were easily obtained by vestibuloplasty using a titanium mesh.
Keywords: Gingiva, Removable partial denture, Titanium, Vestibuloplasty


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