BONE RECONSTRUCTION IN ATROPHIC JAW WITH ILIAC CREST GRAFT: A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Biomaterials, Bone reconstruction, Iliac crest, Implantology
Total edentulism, despite all the evolution of dentistry, still a common condition actualy. The most commonly used treatments for this type of pathology are: supported mucus prosthesis and supported implant. In both options, bone loss may make the treatment unfeasible. There are several types of biomaterials available for grafting, which can be classified as: autogenous, counterpart, heterogeneous, and alloplastic. The objective of this study is to report the clinical case of a patient with severe atrophic maxilla, who fulfilled the bone reconstruction with autogenous graft removed from the iliac crest in a hospital setting and under general anesthesia. It was observed the main advantage, the availability of the material for grafting, biocompatibility and rapid incorporation of the graft.
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