Claudio Ferreira Nóia, José Marcelo Vargas Pinto, Bruno Costa Martins de Sá, Paulo Hemerson de Moraes, Rafael Ortega Lopes
Introduction / Rehabilitation of areas with insuicient bone for placing dental implants remains a major challenge to the surgeon. In this sense, the association between autograft and heterogen graft is reported in the literature as a viable and predictable option, as it has the ability to reshape ridges, making them able to receive an implant. / Objective / he aim of this study is to report the case of a patient who sought rehabilitation with dental implants for the anterior maxilla, but whose clinical and radiographic examinations showed atrophy of the alveolar ridge. / Methods / he patient was advised to undergo bone reconstruction by harvesting graft from the chin. he graft was inserted in association with heterogen graft and resorbable collagen membrane. Five months after the graft surgery, dental implants were installed in the region which evinces excellent graft incorporation and virtually no resorption of autogenous bone. / Conclusion / he association between autogenous bone and heterogen graft proved a predictable option with little or no resorption, which allowed the installation of implants in proper position and proportions.
Keywords: Bone transplantation. Bone resorption. Dental implants.
How to cite: Nóia CF, Pinto JMV, Sá BCM, Moraes PH, Lopes RO. Association between autogenous bone and heterogen graft to optimize outcomes of bone grafting: a case report. Dental Press Implantol. 2014 Oct-Dec;8(4):50-9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2237-650X.8.4.050-059.oar
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