Today’s dentistry standards in alveolar and implant treatment demand perfect smiles. Esthetics constitutes one of the principal challenges in every treatment, and specially in maxilofacial surgery. The evolution and technology brings new alternatives of treatment to every specialty.
In this area we find severe dentoalveolar deformities which are really commons after trauma, pathological issues, or growth disease. The main objective of the study is to support the Osteogenesis Distraction as a tool for treatment of severe dentoalveolar deficiencies and report a case.
42 years old female with traumatism in the anterior maxilla including lost of teeth and a defect in the structure of the alveolar ridge so a dental protesis cant be performed. Under intravenous sedation and local anesthesia, incision was performed to install a Leibinger House Martin Chin distractor. Activated after a 5 days latency period. For 14 days 1 mm per day. And then a consolidation period of 3 months. The patient showed an increase in the alveolar ridge of 12 mm which allow the placement of 3 dental implants
This technique can be used to create an space for the placement of dental implants is based in the stress-tension principle. Which allow the bone and soft tissues to extend thru a fracture that is separated progressively. And then new tissue will be develop to rehabilitate the zone and achieved a good structural and stethetic result. The main advantage of this technique is a low mobility compared to bone grafts associated with a low surgical time, and minimal surgical trauma.
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