Anterior maxilla is a high esthetic region of the mouth. Some flaps are introduced for bone graft coverage, mainly based on secondary epithelization of connective tissue-periosteal tissues. This article evaluates the versatility of a new mucoperiosteal flap for reproducible coverage in anterior maxilla.Methods:
In 5 mongrel dogs a 5 mm width mucosal defect in labial mucosa was created after extraction of upper jaw incisors. Nasopalatine island advancement flap was used for mucosal replacement.Results:
Flap survival and healing was uneventful without necrosis.Conclusion:
Nasopalatine island advancement flap is a reliable axial island flap for anterior maxillary reconstruction.