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Revista odontológica mexicana

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REYES DOIMI, Juan; AGUIRRE BALSECA, Guillermo Mauricio  and  CACERES LA TORRE, Andreé. Placement of dental implants in atrophic jaw with divided crest and ridge expansion technique. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.3, pp.198-204. ISSN 1870-199X.

The present case report describes placement of tooth implants in a patient with history of smoking, exhibiting severe, chronic periodontitis and maxillary atrophy with horizontal bone volume deficiency. Simultaneously to implant placement, the technique of divided crest, ridge expansion and bovine bone graft placement was used. After six months, bone integration of all implants was observed and a hybrid, implant-supported prosthesis was manufactured (full bone anchorage). Finally the case was followed for 18 months without observing any complications, and with satisfactory functional and esthetic results for the patient.

Keywords : Crest expansion technique; bone ridge expansion; ridge increase.

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