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Alveolar atrophy and insufficiency

Key points

  • Alveolar ridge reduction/resorption is influenced by local, systemic and genetic factors
  • Frequent use of 2-D imaging to evaluate residual edentulous bone reveals better height than width assessment
  • Implant-supported prostheses, unlike complete dentures, appear to retard the ongoing bone resorption

Clinical topics

Radiology
Systemic factors
Patient assessment

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