Alveolar Bone Expansion for Implant Placement in Compromised Aesthetic Zone – Case Series 237-238
Dr. Jumshad B. Mohamed,
Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital,
Chennai - 600100 Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: +919884325366, E-mail: Jumshad77@gmail.com
Implant placement and restoration of compromised alveolar ridges in the aesthetic zone has always been a challenge to the oral implantologists. The use of bone expanders and bone condensers without the use of traditional drilling sequences in this scenario is becoming popular because of its predictable results. Xenograft along with Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) used as scaffold also provides growth factors to accelerate both soft and hard tissue healing as well as regeneration. The paper highlights this combined approach in the placement of implants in compromised alveolar ridges with good results. All implants were successfully restored and followed up for one year.