HORIZONTAL RIDGE AUGMENTATION IN THE ANTERIOR MAXILLA AND IMPLANT PLACEMENT: CASE REPORT
Universidad Tecnológica de México, Periodontics Department
Cordero Daniel DDs, PérezIvanovaDDs, Limón Leticia DDs.
Introduction: With loss of teeth the alveolar bone undergoes an irreversible process of resorption both horizontally and vertically, as a result of which the ideal placement in three dimensions of dental implants becomes compromised. The increase of alveolar ridge with autologous bone graft technique in block has been used successfully to increase the residual bone and to place implants in a driven prosthetically guided way achieving aesthetic and functional results in the long term.
Aim: The present clinical case aims to show the use of the ridge augmentation technique using autologous blocks taken from the mandibular symphysis fixed in the anterior maxilla and the placement of 2 prosthetically guided implants for the restoration of the 4 upper incisors.
Case Report: A 47-year-old female patient with the 4 upper incisors periodontally compromised, these teeth were lost due to advanced periodontal disease, systemically the patient does not present any disease of relevance that may compromise treatment Fig 1.
Conclusion: The increase of horizontal ridge using the technique of autologous blocks showed an adequate bony gain which allowed a three-dimensional implant placement, adequate restoration of hard, soft tissues and locating a fixed esthetic-functional prosthesis of adequate proportions and pleasant for the patient.