A two-stage full-arch ridge expansion technique: review of the literature and clinical guidelines.

@article{Elian2008ATF,
  title={A two-stage full-arch ridge expansion technique: review of the literature and clinical guidelines.},
  author={Nicolas Elian and Ziad N Jalbout and Brian Ehrlich and Anthony J Classi and Sang-Choon Cho and Fahad Al-Kahtani and Stuart Froum and Dennis P. Tarnow},
  journal={Implant dentistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={16-23}
}
Ridge expansion techniques have been acknowledged to offer several advantages in the correction of ridge deformities. The expanded defect heals in a similar manner to an extraction socket. In selected cases patients can wear their dentures after surgery. Secondary surgical sites are not a prerequisite, and simultaneous implant placement can be achieved… CONTINUE READING