Alveolar distraction osteogenesis and implant placement in a severely resorbed maxilla: A clinical report

Erkut S., UÇKAN İ. S.

Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.95, no.5, pp.340-343, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2006.03.015
  • Journal Name: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-343
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Atrophy of maxillary alveolar bone can result in severe defects of the alveolar ridge. Such defects can make it difficult to achieve esthetic and functional restorations. This clinical report describes the use of alveolar distraction osteogenesis to promote the formation of new bone and soft tissue in a large, severely resorbed segment of maxillary alveolus. © 2006 The Editorial Council of The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.