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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Ultrasonic bone surgery assisted ridge split in posterior mandible


1 Department of Periodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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J Jishnu Pannicker
Department of Periodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere - 577 004, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.171164

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Narrow dentoalveolar ridges remain to be a major challenge for the successful placement of endosseous implants. Traditionally, these areas have been treated with autogenous grafts, but the significant resorption of these grafts, in combination with patient morbidity at the secondary donor site, has led clinicians to seek alternatives for augmenting the edentulous posterior mandible. The ridge-split procedure provides a quicker method wherein an atrophic ridge can be predictably expanded and grafted with synthetic bone substitutes, eliminating the need for the second surgical site. This case report describes one such case in which narrow mandibular ridge splitting was carried out by means of ultrasonic bone surgery unit with immediate placement of implant followed by prosthetic rehabilitation.


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