Lateral augmentation in posterior lower jaw

(Courtesy of Dr Young Joo Jang, KOR.)

PRE-OPERATIVE

Severely atrophied posterior lower jaw in #45–47 area.

SURGERY

Situation post flap preparation shows bone deficit at #45–47.Due to the severe atrophy in the bucco-crestal dimension, it is not possible to insert an implant.

Restoration of the alveolar process at #45–47 with THE Graft (left).

Covering of bone particles with resorbable collagen membrane (right).

4 MONTHS POST-OPERATIVE

Situation on re-entry:Optimally restored contour of the alveolar process (left), allowing insertion of three implants at #45–47 (right).