Edition V07N01 | Year 2013 | Editorial Artigo Inédito | Pages 90 to 94
Introduction: After tooth loss, the alveolar process undergoes gradual atrophy, making rehabilitation with dental implants impossible, in extreme cases.
Objective: To report a clinical case of immediate implant placement in atrophic edentulous maxilla, after application of the alveolar ridge expansion (ARE) surgical technique in the anterior region and maxillary sinus floor lift (SL) in the posterior regions, along with autogenous bone graft removed from the ascending branch of the mandible.
Conclusion: ARE and SL are viable, safe and predictable alternatives for increasing the thickness and height of the alveolar ridge with rehabilitation purposes.
Santos ZT, Cavalieri-Pereira L, Moraes M, Asprino L, Albergaria-Barbosa JR. Surgical expansion of the alveolar ridge with immediate implant installation. Dental Press Implantol. 2013 Jan-Mar;7(1):90-4.