Widening a narrow posterior mandibular alveolus following extirpation of a large cyst: a case treated with a titanium mesh-plate type distractor

Tomonao Aikawa, Seiji Iida, Hitomi Senoo, Kazuhiro Hori, Mari Namikawa, Masaya Okura, Takahiro Ono

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Vertical alveolar augmentation by distraction osteogenesis has become a standard pretreatment of dental implants due to the main benefit of lack of donor site complications, and many reports have shown its benefit with various types of alveolar distractors. However, autogenous bone transplantation and/or guided bone regeneration techniques are still the standard treatment for correcting a narrow alveolar ridge because of few commercially available distractors for alveolar widening. In this article, we treated a case by a mesh-plate type of alveolar widening distractor for a narrow posterior mandibular alveolar ridge after extirpation of a large jaw cyst.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Oral Surgery

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