The long-term success of a dental implant depends on having or creating an adequate amount of autogenous bone. An instrument is described that conserves the drilled bone during implant preparation, as well as during bone-block graft preparation. Compression of the autogenous bone is performed within the instrument. Also, a simple particulate bone harvest technique from the anterior mandible is offered. The value of a compacted cake of corticocancellous autogenous bone is discussed for dehiscence/fenestration defects as well as for sinus lift bone grafting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||585-590; quiz 592|
|Journal||Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)|
|State||Published - Jul 2000|
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