Alveolar Nerve Lateralization + Horizontal Augmentation
Hi to all friends of the DentalXp Family!
Today we want to share a case where two apparently opposed techniques merge to try to achieve a better result! Bone Block and Alveolar nerve Lateralization.
Sometimes when the alveolar nerve is very high and the interioclusal space is correct, and alveolar nerve lateralization has to be considered. But, what if the remanent bone at that site is also very thin? An horizontal augmentation procedure has to be done. In this case we did the latelaralization and we used the lateral window made to access the nerve to perform the lateral augmentation. This window was splitted and one bone blade was used to restore the missing buccal wall (Khoury's technique or Split Bone Block Technique SBBT) and the other was repositioned in its original place to cover the nerve.
Any consideration is more than welcome, hope you find in interesting!!
Hope to meet some of you soon!!
Jose L. Mompell
Juan Lara Chao