Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

ORIGINAL CLINICAL STUDIES
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30--35

Comparison of vestibular sulcus depth in vestibuloplasty using standard Clark俟Q製 technique with and without amnion as graft material


Basavaraj C Sikkerimath, Satyajit Dandagi, Santosh S Gudi, Deeptha Jayapalan 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.M.N.M. Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Deeptha Jayapalan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.M.N.M. Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka
India

Introduction: A number of materials are used as grafts in vestibuloplasty like mucosal and skin grafts with several advantages and disadvantages. To circumvent the disadvantages of these grafts, biological membranes such as amnion membranes are often recommended. Materials and Methods: The objective of this study was to clinically assess the vestibular sulcus depth in vestibuloplasty using Clark俟Q製 technique with and without amnion as graft material. Twenty edentulous patients underwent mandibular labial vestibuloplasty using Clark俟Q製 technique. Amnion was used as graft material in 10 patients (group I) and no grafts used in remaining 10 patients (group II). The vestibular depth was evaluated at time intervals of 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month and 3 months, postoperatively. Results: Mean postoperative vestibular depth after 3 months in group I and II were 10.0 ± 3.13 mm and 7.8±0.63 mm, respectively. Mean of 2.2 ± 2.50 mm increase in depth was achieved after 3 months in Group I. Conclusion: Amnion graft is a viable and reliable option that promotes early healing and maintains postoperative vestibular depth.


How to cite this article:
Sikkerimath BC, Dandagi S, Gudi SS, Jayapalan D. Comparison of vestibular sulcus depth in vestibuloplasty using standard Clark's technique with and without amnion as graft material.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2012;2:30-35


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Sikkerimath BC, Dandagi S, Gudi SS, Jayapalan D. Comparison of vestibular sulcus depth in vestibuloplasty using standard Clark's technique with and without amnion as graft material. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];2:30-35
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