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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2018, vol. 24, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018244.2223
Published online: 23 October 2018

Original article

J of IMAB. 2018 Oct-Dec;24(4):2223-2227
Vasilena IvanovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Ivan ChenchevORCID logo, Tasho GavrailovORCID logo,
Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Purpose: The aim of this research was to use platelet-rich fibrin membranes as an alternative to autogenous epithelial grafts for vestibuloplasty procedures and to compare the results from different vestibuloplasty techniques.
Materials and methods: The study includes two patients with atrophic lower jaw who require deepening of the vestibulum in the frontal area of the mandible. The surgical site in both of the patients was divided into two equal halves. Half of the prepared bed in each patient was plastically covered with free epithelial graft. On the first patient, the second part of the surgical site included the performing of Edlan - Mejchar technique. On the second patient, the entire surgical site was plastically covered with a PRF membrane. Follow up of the healing process was performed on the 7th, 14th and 30th day.
Results: The post-operative period underwent without any complications in all areas. The healing process was better in the second patient where a PRF membrane was used.
Conclusion: The final result of the technique for vestibuloplasty with a PRF membrane revealed that it might be a good alternative compared to other techniques which are widely used in practice. Further research is needed to confirm our results.

Keywords: preprosthetic surgery, vestibuloplasty, PRF, Edlan-Mejchar, Clark,

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Please cite this article as: Ivanova V, Chenchev I, Gavrailov T. Clinical Comparison of Three Methods for Vestibuloplasty in the Anterior Part of the Mandibule. J of IMAB. 2018 Oct-Dec;24(4):2223-2227. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018244.2223

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr Vasilena Ivanova, Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv; 3, Hristo Botev blvd., Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail: vasilena.v.ivanova@gmail.com

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Received: 10 June 2018
Published online: 23 October 2018

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