Ioana Rudnic, Yulka Deccoli, Ovidiu Stamatin, Laura Elisabeta Checherita
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reconstruction may be required, in complex cases, in which coexist TMJ complex disorders, with mandibular or zygomatic arch defects. The reconstructive TMJ options include autogenous tissue, alloplastic material, or combinations of these. The prosthetic components were designed to restore major defects in the zygomatic arch and the mandibular ramus and body. Development of new alloplastic implants, that provide, long-term rigid fixation by the process of osseointegration has led to a renewed interest in the application of mandibular plates for the TMJ rehabilitation of patients with these complex type of dysfunction .