Three-Dimensional Biomodels: Use of Different Materials for the Surgical Planning in Relation to Two Mandibular Cysts Cases
Corresponding AuthorAstigueta José Mariano
Deparment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, HZGA General Manuel Belgrano, San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Introduction: The use of three-dimensional models in the diagnosis, planification and treatment of the maxillofacial area pathology has been included in publications since 1980, and has enabled to minimize surgical time, reducing peri and postoperative morbidity, and optimizing surgical results. Currently, the market offers a huge range of 3D printers and materials which allows biomodels to be printed for medical purposes. The purpose of the following paper is to describe the use of two types of three-dimensional models in the therapeutic planning of two cases of mandibular cysts. Case Report: Two cases of mandibular dentigerous cysts are described, in which osteosynthesis plates were used to prevent pathological fractures, pre-modeled together with acrylic positioners on three-dimensional models and printed in different ways. Postoperative clinical and tomographic controls were performed. Conclusion: The knowledge of the properties of the different materials available for the construction of three-dimensional models allows selecting the one that best suits the case needs required, minimizing surgical times and optimizing the results.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Mon 21, Sep 2020
Accepted: Mon 05, Oct 2020
Published: Thu 15, Oct 2020
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