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Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction

Description:
The need for an adequate alveolar ridge width has been a long-standing principle in pre-prosthetic surgery. Since the introduction of root-form endosseous dental implants, the necessity of proper alveolar ridge width has become essential. Many surgical pre-implant bone augmentation techniques with the goal of reconstructing deficient alveolar width, height, or both have been proposed. A variety of alveolar ridge augmentation techniques for treatment of 2-D and 3-D bone deficiencies have been described and include guided bone regeneration (GBR) with a cancellous graft, onlay/veneer block graft, inlay grafting, ridge-split, vertical and horizontal distraction osteogenesis, and others.

Date Added:
4/19/2017

Author(s):

Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD
Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD

Work Experience:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Implantology private practice (Van Ness Oral Surgery and ...
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Questions & Comments
Federico Dolce - (4/20/2017 5:37 PM)

Thanks you sharing your presentation with us. How deep should we perform vertical and horizontal corticotomies in two stage aproach for lower jaw?

Daniel Delrose - (4/19/2017 11:56 AM)

Would love to see how surgically to split the premaxillae, that seems to be every maxillary denture patient who wants implants.

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