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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-100

Narrow ridge augmentation technique for improved immediate oral implant placement

1 Department of Periodontia, KSR Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, KSR Kalvinagar, Tiruchengode, India
2 PG Student, Department of Periodontia, JKK Nataraja Dental College, Komarapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.91290

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Resorption ridges often pose hindrance in oral implant placement. Inadequate width of ridge requires some more innovative techniques in placing implants. One of such techniques is ridge splitting technique, which helps expansion of narrow ridge with or without fracture of cortical plates. This technique has the advantage of immediate implant loading, in comparison with other ridge widening techniques. This article deals a case study using the ridge splitting technique with the conclusion of, it could be consider as novel technique for implant placement in narrow ridges.

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