A variety of techniques and materials has been used to provide the structural base of bone and soft tissue support for dental implants. Alveolar bone augmentation techniques include different surgical approaches such as guided bone regeneration, onlay grafting, interpositional grafting, distraction osteogenesis, ridge splitting, and socket preservation. In the case presented, a technique was used to augment the alveolar bone three-dimensionally with autologous "bone rings" and immediate implant placement in a 1-stage procedure following teeth extraction. Bone rings (circular osteotomies) were outlined at the symphysis area using trephine burs, and a central osteotomy for implant placement was done before its removal. The rings were then removed and sculptured to fit the extraction socket; this was followed by screwing the implant through the ring, gaining its primary stability from the prepared basal bone.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery