Lateral ridge augmentation with Porcine Lamina
A woman of 58 years old came to the office for dental implants. But she did not have enough bone width in both posterior sides of the lower jaw. So I decided to make a lateral bone augmentation with Xenogeneic shield (Porcine hard Lamina)
After the cortical preparation. I fixed a xenogeneic bone shield with two screws, filling the gap between the shield and the residual cortical with autogenous bone chips in combination with particulated bone substitutes and a thin collagen barrier.
After 9 months, I got enough bone width to fix 3 dental implants without the need to resort to a donor area.
This modality reduces morbidity of Khoury´s approach and simplifies the number of surgical instruments with excellent results.