VERTICAL AUGMENTATION USING THE “TENT-POLE“ TECHNIQUE

(Clinical case by courtesy of Dr. Peter Randelzhofer, Germany)

OP

Massive vertical bone defect in regio #22.

Placement of an osteosynthesis screw as “tent-pole“ (left).

Defect was filled with slow-resorbing bone graft material and covered labially and palatinally with OSSIX® PLUS membrane (right).

5 MONTHS POST-OP

Situation at re-entry shows a stable and completely regenerated alveolar ridge with vital bleeding bone structure. Remnants of the OSSIX® PLUS membrane were still clearly visible and partially integrated in the newly formed bone.

The implant could be placed in the prosthetically correct position in sufficient amount of vital bone without additional augmentation.

FOLLOW-UP

Further healing indicates stable tissue structures after implantation (left) and at time of installation of gingiva former (right).