A Novel Approach for Horizontal Augmentation of Posterior Maxilla Using Ridge Split Technique

KARAN N. B., Akinci H. O.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.30, no.5, pp.1584-1588, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000005124
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1584-1588
  • Keywords: Autogenous grafting, horizontal augmentation, posterior maxilla, ridge split technique, technical note, HUMAN EXTRACTION SOCKETS, DENTAL IMPLANTS, BONE-DENSITY, TOOTH EXTRACTION, CORTICAL BONE, PLACEMENT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Over the years, there have been a series of innovative approaches to the alveolar bone augmentation techniques. These have led to the modifications of the existing methods and the establishment of more efficient ways to obtain sufficient bone mass that is necessary for the implant procedure. The aim of this paper is to propose a novel augmentation technique, and to investigate its efficacy, particularly during the healing process of the maxillary alveolar bone prior to the implant treatment. During the application of the proposed methodology, first, the ridge-split technique was applied to the posterior maxilla. Then, a horizontal augmentation procedure was performed with an autogenous bone graft. Implants were placed at the second month of the surgery. Prosthetic rehabilitation was completed after the osseointegration of the implants. The technique was compared with the ridge-split method with simultaneous implant placement in 14 patients. The groups were divided into 2, the control group and the experimental group, each containing 7 patients. The aimed success criteria for the status of the endosteal implants were fulfilled and there were not any complications observed in the second year of follow-up.