Segmental osteotomy with interpositional graft in the posterior mandible: a case report

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Edition V13N03 | Year 2016 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 77 to 83

Claudio Ferreira Nóia, Catarina Soares Silveira, Luanna Farias de Melo, Hélio Chagas de Oliveira Júnior, Bruno Costa Martins de Sá

Introduction: After tooth loss, bone resorption emerges, which most often results in defects of the alveolar ridge, thus hindering dental implant placement. Bone gain in these regions is a great challenge, especially in terms of height gain. Objective: In this sense, the present study reports a case that shows the posterior ridge of the mandible with insufficient height for conventional dental implants placement. With a view to readjusting this ridge, the treatment of choice was segmental grafting with autogenous bone. Results: Four months after graft completion, two conventional implants were installed in the region, which provided adequate implant-supported rehabilitation. Conclusion: In conclusion, it can be claimed that, in this clinical case, segmental osteotomy proved to be feasible and predictable to correct the height defect in the posterior mandible.

Alveolar bone loss, Bone transplantation, Osteotomy,

Nóia CF, Silveira CS, Melo LF, Oliveira Júnior HC, Sá BCM. Segmental osteotomy with interpositional graft in the posterior mandible: a case report. J Clin Dent Res. 2016 Jul-Sep;13(3):77-83. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2447-911x.13.3.077-083.oar

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