A customized distraction device for alveolar ridge augmentation and alignment of ankylosed teeth.

@article{Nocini2004ACD,
  title={A customized distraction device for alveolar ridge augmentation and alignment of ankylosed teeth.},
  author={Pier Francesco Nocini and Daniele De Santis and Francesca Ferrari and G. P. Bertel{\`e}},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          133-44
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to develop an extraosseous, tooth-supported miniature intraoral device that could produce prosthetically driven bone distraction of small atrophic alveolar ridge segments. Extraosseous distraction requires that the distraction device be anchored to a dental implant previously placed into the ridge according to its anatomic axis. A distractor can also correct the position of implants placed in young patients before skeletal growth is completed. Similarly, it allows… CONTINUE READING

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