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Implant Dent. 1999;8(3):279-85.

Block autografts for localized ridge augmentation: Part I. The posterior maxilla.


This two-part series focuses on localized ridge augmentation using block autografts from the symphysis and the ramus buccal shelf for posterior maxillary (part I) and mandibular (part II) reconstruction. The various aspects of the surgical technique necessary for predictable results and minimal morbidity are discussed in detail. Emphasis is placed on staging, incision design, and recipient site preparation.

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