Vertical distraction osteogenesis of edentulous ridges for improvement of oral implant positioning: a clinical report of preliminary results.


This study examined the opportunities offered by intraoral distraction osteogenesis to vertically elongate insufficient alveolar ridges and thereby improve local anatomy for ideal implant placement. Eight patients presenting with vertically deficient edentulous ridges were treated by means of the distraction osteogenesis principle with an intraoral alveolar… (More)


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