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 Brånemark implants were placed in the grafted sites.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants|
|State||Published - 1995|
- Alveolar ridge widening technique
- Computerized tomography
- Interpositional bone grafting
- Osseointegrated dental implants