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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 7 (1992), No. 4     1. Dec. 1992
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 7 (1992), No. 4  (01.12.1992)

Page 541-544

Reparative Bone Growth in an Extremely Atrophied Edentulous Mandible Stimulated by an Osseointegrated Implant-Supported Fixed Prosthesis: A Case Report
Oikarinen, Valle J. / Siirilä, Hannu S.
This case report demonstrates that severe disuse atrophy of an edentulous mandible can be changed to reparative bone growth through restoration of function and masticatory ability using an osseointegrated implant-supported fixed prosthesis. In 8 years,bone height in the retroforaminal area nearly doubled and a new bony layer remodeled the cranial roof of the mandibular canal.

Keywords: atrophic mandible, bone growth, implants, osteogenesis