|Title||Bone Grafting of Alveolar Clefts.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||McCrary H, Skirko JR|
|Journal||Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am|
|Date Published||2021 May|
|Keywords||Alveolar Process, Bone Transplantation, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Esthetics, Dental, Humans, Maxilla|
The goals of alveolar cleft repair include (1) stabilization of the maxilla, (2) permitting tooth eruption, (3) eliminating the oronasal fistula, (4) improving aesthetics, and (5) improving speech. Alveolar cleft repair should be considered one of the steps of a larger comprehensive orthodontic management plan. In conjunction with closure of the oronasal fistula, a variety of grafting materials can be used in the alveolar cleft. Autogenous grafts have been found to have greater efficacy compared with allogenic or xenogeneic bone, substitute bone, and alloplasts but with more donor site morbidity.
|Alternate Journal||Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am|
Bone Grafting of Alveolar Clefts.
Jonathan Skirko, MD, MHPA, MPH