Mandibular Block Autografts for Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
Michael A Pikos, DDS
This article reviews indications, limitations, presurgical evaluation, surgical protocol, and complications associated with mandibular block autografts harvested from the symphysis and ramus buccal shelf for alveolar ridge augmentation. The author draws from 14 years of experience with more than 500 mandibular block autografts.
Three-Dimensional Bone and Soft Tissue Requirements for Optimizing Esthetic Results in Compromised Cases with Multiple Implants
In this article, the concepts behind achieving esthetic and functional implant restorations and the necessary three-dimensional peri-implant hard and soft tissue management required to realize these goals are discussed.
Ridge Preservation and Augmentation Using Regenerative Materials
Courtesy of AEGIS Communications
Buccal Plate Regeneration with Immediate Postextraction Implant Placement and Restoration: Case Reports
In these reports, buccal bone plate regeneration was obtained
through a flapless approach and immediate postextraction implant
placement with a cancellous bone and collagen graft in the buccal gap.
The Implant/Bone Interface - The Harmony of Technology, Function and Esthetics
Dr. Martin demonstrates multiple surgical protocols utilizing autogeneous bone, allografts and xenografts, often in combination to enhance deficient sites in the anterior region. The best use of platelet rich plasma as well as newer biomodifiers are also discussed.
Chin Bone Block Augmentation
3D CT Technology & Piezosurgical Techniques
Ridge Expansion in the Treatment of Narrow Ridges
Dr. Eduardo Anitua describes the detailed utilization of ridge expansion drills in achieving adequate dimensions for implant placement in narrow ridges.
Extraction and Bone Grafting Techniques to Optimize Site Preservation
Implant placement is dependent upon bone quantity and quality. The ideal opportunity for bone preservation exists at the time of tooth extraction. All too often this opportunity is lost.
Extraction techniques will be demonstrated that not only preserve but augment the amount of alveolar bone. The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated.
Creative Next Generation Surgical Tools and Solutions for the Implant Practice
Modern Bone Grafting has become more predictable than ever before. Recent developments in CBCT 3D Diagnosis and the utilization of bioactive modifiers such as PRGF, PRF and BMP-2 have stimulated further advances in surgical techniques as well as a New Age Surgical Armamentarium to maximize the efficiencies and success of these sophisticated procedures.
Vertical Bone Augmentation: Current Concepts and Techniques
This lecture will review several approaches used for vertical bone augmentation and discuss the benefits and limitations of each. There will be special emphasis on the titanium mesh and interpositional osteotomy techniques.
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