With the loss of teeth begins a process of resorption of the alveolar process already well known by dentists, greatly hampered the rehabilitation of patients with total prostheses or implants.
While in that region of the anterior jaw implants is possible to install in most cases, severely atrophic jaws in the installation of dental implants may not be possible, condemning the patient to stay with his dentures.
They are described as techniques to facilitate the rehabilitation of these patients bone grafts, distraction osteogenesis and short implants, and reconstruction of the atrophic jaw with bone graft choice of a majority of the authors.
The purpose of this report is through the description of two clinical cases a little-known technique, which can be used to rehabilitate severely atrophic mandible using rigid internal fixation using plates 2.0 mm system, installed on mandible associated with short implants to minimize the risk of mandibular fracture and allow the prosthetic rehabilitation of patients.
The technique of using rigid internal fixation and short implants in severely atrophic mandibles proved safe and low morbidity in clinical cases in question, if compared with other techniques such as bone grafting or distraction osteogenesis.
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