Interpositional bone grafting technique to widen narrow maxillary ridge

  • Lustmann J
  • Lewinstein I
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Abstract

A narrow edentulous alveolar ridge, less than 6 mm in the buccopalatal aspect, can prevent restoration by means of endosseous implants. A widening technique using alveolar ridge splitting and interpositional autogenous bone grafting is described. Accurate imaging of the alveolar bone shape and size was assessed with computerized tomography in a 1:1 scale. Following 6 months of healing, osseointegrated Branemark implants were placed in the grafted sites.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Alveolar Bone Loss/radiography/*surgery
  • Alveolar Ridge Augmentation/*methods
  • Bone Transplantation/*methods
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jaw, Edentulous/radiography/surgery
  • Maxilla/*surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • J Lustmann

  • I Lewinstein

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