Making a complete restoration for a fractured mandible

09 Dec 2013

The aim of this study is to fabricate an appliance that would relieve the tension from the fractured area. Fractures are a common problem that usually occurs due to accidents and fighting. Fractures can be classified in types and the most common types are: simple or close, compound, greenstick and comminuted fractures were other fractures that are less likely to occur are: pathologic, atrophic telescoped and contre coup fractures. Areas were the fractures are most likely to occur are in the condylar head and neck, ramus, coronoid and the dento-alveolar regions (Kelly & Harrington 1975)