Prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous ridges following alveolar distraction osteogenesis: clinical report of three cases.

@article{Ergun2011ProstheticRO,
  title={Prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous ridges following alveolar distraction osteogenesis: clinical report of three cases.},
  author={Gulfem Ergun and Isil Cekic Nagas and Derviş Yilmaz and Mustafa Ozturk},
  journal={The Journal of oral implantology},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 Spec No},
  pages={183-91}
}
Patients with complete edentulism who have insufficient bone for endosseous dental implant treatment present a challenge for dental practitioners. Distraction osteogenesis of the edentulous alveolar ridges is a process for augmentation of atrophic alveolar bone before dental implant placement. This clinical report describes the use of distraction osteogenesis and rehabilitation of patients with a fixed or removable implant-supported prosthesis to treat mandibular defects. Two female patients… CONTINUE READING