Obliteration of the nasopalatine canal in conjunction with horizontal ridge augmentation.

@article{Verardi2012ObliterationOT,
  title={Obliteration of the nasopalatine canal in conjunction with horizontal ridge augmentation.},
  author={Simone Verardi and Julie Pastagia},
  journal={Compendium of continuing education in dentistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={116-20, 122}
}
The presence of a wide nasopalatine canal and the lack of an adequate ridge width may affect the correct placement of implants in the central incisor area. This could lead to functional and esthetic problems. This article describes bone grafting of the canal and concurrent ridge augmentation to obtain adequate bone quantity and quality and to allow correct 3-dimensional placement of the implant. The lack of sensorial complications utilizing this technique is also reported here.