Edition V09N03 | Year 2015 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 78 to 89
Bone exostosis refers to benign bone growths in the craniofacial skeleton. They occur along the labial, lingual (mandibular torus) or palatal (palatal torus) regions of the jaws. The presence of these structures can affect phonation, chewing and adaptation to partial or completely removable dental prostheses. The removal of these structures should always be considered. In addition, the removal and use of these structures should also be considered in cases of atrophy of the alveolar ridge, when seeking to promote rehabilitation through the use of dental implants. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to report a clinical case in which a patient exhibited a palatal torus and required surgery to raise the floor of the maxillary sinus in order to then install an implant. The palatal torus was removed and utilized in association with heterogeneous biomaterial.
Nóia CF, Ardengue FNP, Sá BCM, Muniz CL, Lopes RO. Use of bone exostosis associated with biomaterial in maxillary sinus floor elevation. Dental Press Implantol. 2015 July-Sept;9(3):78-89. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2358-2553.9.3.078-089.oar