Alveolar ridge preservation following extraction of maxillary anterior teeth. Report on 23 consecutive cases

Carlos E. Nemcovsky*, Vidal Serfaty

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Abstract

THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE was to clinically evaluate the predictability of a surgical procedure to preserve the alveolar ridge after extracting maxillary anterior teeth with advanced bone loss. This procedure is indicated when a tooth-supported fixed partial denture will rehabilitate the area. Non-resorbable hydroxyapatite crystals are used as graft material and a rotated pediculated split thickness palatal flap covers them. Twenty-three patients who were treated with this procedure were followed for 12 to 24 months. Results were predictable with minimal postoperative ridge deformation. Indications for this procedure are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Periodontology
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1996

Keywords

  • Alveolar ridge/surgery
  • Bone loss/prevention and control
  • Denture, partial, fixed
  • Tooth loss/adverse effects

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