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REGENERATIVE PROCEDURES IN ATROPHIC RIDGES PRIOR TO ENDOSSEOUS IMPLANT PLACEMENT

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Background

Severe atrophy of hard and soft tissues in the jaws as a result of a variety of causes creates clinical and anatomical less favorable conditions for implant placement in a prosthetic driven position. Regenerative procedures are used to  correct this particular kind of osseous defects.

 

Objective

The aim of this case report is to assess different regenerative procedures and biomaterials in order to reconstruct alveolar ridges with inadequate bone volume and improve osseous conditions for implant placement. 

 

Methods

54 year-old partially edentulous male patient requiring vertical and horizontal localized alveolar ridge augmentation and bilateral sinus floor augmentation. Titanium mesh, fixation screws, bioabsorbable membrane, allograft and xenograft were used during the different surgical procedures. 

 

Results

Computer tomography and conventional radiographs were taken before and 6 months after the surgical procedures to assess clinical outcomes. Increase in horizontal and vertical osseous dimensions were shown using the different techniques and bone grafts.

 

Conclusions

In this particular case, ridge augmentation using titanium mesh, bioabsorbable membranes and sinus augmentation in conjunction with bone grafts shown satasfactory results as regard ideal osseous conditions for implant placement. 

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