3-Year follow-up Mandibular Ridge Expansion utilizing Osseodensification
The patient is a 62-year-old male presented with missing teeth #'s 19, 20, and 21. Clinical and radiographic examination revealed a significant alveolar ridge resorption. Initial alveolar ridge measurement was 2.5 mm in areas of # 19, and # 21. Alveolar bone was preserved and plastically expanded to allow for implant placement utilizing Osseodensification with Densah Burs. 3.7/11.5 mm implants were placed with good stability. Full flap coverage was done over a veneer graft (Bone Putty) and collagen membrane. Minimal uncover was done at 10 weeks. The restoration was delivered at 14 wks. A yearly follow-up is provided up to 39 months.