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Treatment guidelines

Grafting, mandible

Key points

  • Bone in the anterior region of the atrophic edentulous mandible presenting less than 5-6 mm in height and 6 mm in width requires a bone augmentation procedure for implant placement
  • Autologous bone blocks are used for grafting
  • Tension-free soft tissue coverage of the augmented region is mandatory to ensure sufficient wound healing and integration of the bone graft
  • After grafting, alterations of soft and hard tissues must be considered and soft tissue improvements i.e. vestibuloplasty is often indicated

Clinical topics

Edentulous treatments
Implants in compromised sites
Bone grafting and regeneration

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