Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Research 2016. 3(4):248-257.

Ridge split considerations for the horizontally deficient alveolar ridges according to a new classification for the alveolar ridge width
Amin Yamani, Ata Garajei, Azadeh Emami, Shiva Adelinia


Introduction: Among many techniques advocated for the horizontally deficient alveolar ridges, ridge split technique has many advantages.
Materials and Methods: Here, the main treatment management strategy of the horizontally collapsed ridges, the ridge split approach, is discussed in detail according to our new ridge width
classification, with the goal of assisting an operator in choosing the proper bone augmentation technique.
Results: Success rate was more than 97 percent with using our protocol in treatment of cases in this study.
Conclusion: Choice of the technique is dependent ultimately on operator experience and surgical comfort. The ridge split has many advantages, including lack of donor site morbidity and graft stability over time.
Key words: Ridge-split, Alveolar ridge.


Ridge-split; Alveolar ridge

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