Horizontal ridge augmentation using human mineralized particulate bone: preliminary results.

@article{Block2004HorizontalRA,
  title={Horizontal ridge augmentation using human mineralized particulate bone: preliminary results.},
  author={Michael S. Block and Mark Degen},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 9 Suppl 2},
  pages={67-72}
}
PURPOSE We evaluated the hypothesis that particulate human mineralized bone can be used to augment the thin mandibular ridge followed by implant placement 4 months after augmentation. The thin ridge prevents implant placement without grafting. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eleven consecutive patients with thin posterior mandibular ridges had approximately 1 cc of particulate human mineralized bone placed through a tunneling approach to augment the ridge width. Thirty-five implants were placed into 13… CONTINUE READING