London, United Kingdom
› Insuffi cient alveolar ridge height for implant Placement.
› Loss of augmented ridge volume and patient morbidity after using large amounts of autologous bone.
1) Intraoral view of the defect in the posterior right mandible. 2) Cortical perforations to enhance and promote bleeding. Tenting screws for later support of the overlaying barrier membrane.
5) Tension-free primary wound closure is performed with alternating horizontal mattress and interrupted sutures. 6) Panoramic X-ray of the augmented sites.
7) After 6 months of uneventful healing, the tenting screws and the non-resorbable barrier membrane are removed. 8) Placement of implants in the stably regenerated alveolar ridge.