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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


MAURETTE O'BRIEN, P.E.; ALLAIS DE MAURETTE, M.E.  and  MAZZONETTO, R.. Alveolar distraction osteogenesis: an alternative in the reconstruction of  atrophic alveolar ridges: Report of 10 cases. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2004, vol.26, n.1, pp.41-47. ISSN 2173-9161.

The alveolar distraction osteogenesis is an alternative method for the reconstruction of atrophic alveolar ridges with success, that decrease the time of wait between the reconstruction of the alveolar ridge and the placement of the osseointegrated implants in comparison with the traditionally used methods. 10 patients that presented deficiency of the alveolar ridge in the maxilla and/or mandible were assisted by means of distraction osteogenesis, using a juxtaosseous device (Conexion Implant System® - SP-Brazil). All the patients were assisted of form ambulatory, under local anesthesia and conscientious sedation, beginning the activation from the device 7 days later to the installation, with a pattern of activation 1 mm diary until reaching the wanted bony height. Later on 10 weeks like part of the period of bony consolidation were awaited and one carries out the placement of the osseointegraded implants and the retirement of the distraction device, being able to check clinic and radiographic the gain of the height and necessary bony volume for the rehabilitation by means of implants.

Keywords : Distraction osteogenesis; Alveolar ridge augmentation; Estability; Osseointegrated implants.

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