Posterior maxillary segmental osteotomy for the implant reconstruction of a vertically deficient ridge: a 3-year clinical report.

Abstract

A vertically deficient posterior maxillary edentulous ridge in conjunction with sinus pneumatization or extensive horizontal bone resorption presents significant challenges for implant placement and restoration with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis. Various surgical techniques have been reported for the reconstruction of the vertically deficient posterior maxilla: guided bone regeneration, sinus elevation, block and/or particulate grafting with barrier membranes, and distraction osteogenesis. This clinical report describes the technique, the management of intrasurgical complications, and the 3-year follow-up results of augmenting the vertically deficient posterior maxilla with a segmental osteotomy prior to rehabilitation with an implant-supported fixed prosthesis.

DOI: 10.1016/S0022-3913(13)00137-6

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@article{Papaspyridakos2013PosteriorMS, title={Posterior maxillary segmental osteotomy for the implant reconstruction of a vertically deficient ridge: a 3-year clinical report.}, author={Panos Papaspyridakos and Angelo Ostuni and Chang Sup Han and Kunal Lal}, journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry}, year={2013}, volume={110 2}, pages={69-75} }