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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 12 (1997), No. 2     1. Mar. 1997
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 12 (1997), No. 2  (01.03.1997)

Page 224-227

Ridge Widening for the Thin Maxilla: A Clinical Report
Duncan / Westwood
The thin maxilla may present an anatomic limitation to the placement of endosseous implants. Separating the cortical plates and widening the alveolar ridge with simultaneous placement of implants is one surgical method for management of this problem. Guided tissue regeneration techniques may be used in conjunction with this ridge widening procedure.