A comparative study of the efficacy and morbidity of five techniques for ridge augmentation of the mandible.


Severely atrophic mandibles were augmented in 254 patients using five different surgical procedures, followed by total lowering of the floor of the mouth, vestibuloplasty, and skin graft. Patients were evaluated on a long-term basis to compare efficacy of treatment subjectively by recording patient complaints and by objectively assessing ridge form… (More)