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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 10 (1995), No. 5     1. Sep. 1995
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 10 (1995), No. 5  (01.09.1995)

Page 568-577


Interpositional Bone Grafting Technique to Widen Narrow Maxillary Ridge
Lustmann, J. / Lewinstein, I.
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.

Keywords: alveolar ridge widening technique, computerized tomography, interpositional bone grafting, osseointegrated dental implants