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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90-94

Alveolar ridge augmentation using autogenous bone graft and platelet-rich fibrin to facilitate implant placement


1 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Magadh University, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_154_20

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The maxillary anterior region is considered to be the esthetic zone of human dentition. Missing teeth in this area leads to severely compromised esthetics and function. Endosseous implants are a viable treatment option in this scenario, but the placement of endosteal implants requires adequate bone volume for successful osseointegration. When the morphology of the bone does not allow proper implant placement, there are various bone augmentation procedures which aid in reconstruction of the residual alveolar ridge for ideal implant placement. The mandibular parasymphysis can act as an excellent source of autogenous bone for the augmentation of alveolar ridge deficiencies. This article describes successful augmentation of the maxillary alveolar ridge using block bone autografts harvested from the mandibular symphysis along with platelet-rich fibrin. At 6 months after surgery, implant was inserted, and after a healing period of 5 months, permanent restoration was placed.


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