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"Sandwich" Bone Augmentation Technique - Rationale and Report of Pilot Cases "Sandwich" Bone Augmentation Technique - Rationale and Report of Pilot Cases

Author(s):

Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD;Carl Misch, DDS, MDS; Rodrigo F. Neiva, DDS, MS

Date Added:

8/25/2010


Summary:

The aim of this article is to present a new technique for augmentation of deficient alveolar ridges and/or correction of osseous defects around dental implants. Current knowledge regarding bone augmentation for treatment of osseous defects prior to and in combination with dental implant placement is critically appraised. The "sandwich" bone augmentation technique is demonstrated step by step. Five pilot cases with implant dehiscence defects averaging 10.5mm were treated with the technique. At 6 months, the sites were uncovered, and complete defect fill was noted in all cases.

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