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Corticotomy-Assisted Space Closure in Adult Patients with Missing Lower Molars

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 02 : PAGES (85-95) 2013

YOON-AH KOOK, DDS, PHD

WON LEE, DDS, MSD, PHD

SEONG-HUN KIM, DMD, MSD, PHD

KYU-RHIM CHUNG, DMD, MSD, PHD

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Mini-implant anchorage now allows simple and efficient adjunctive treatment prior to prosthetic restoration of a missing tooth in an atrophic alveolar ridge. Options for pre-prosthetic management of atrophic mandibular ridges include bone grafting, guided bone regeneration, and ridge expansion. These procedures can be complex and invasive, however, involving high failure rates, the risk of bone fracture, and the need for donor sites.[ref]1,2[/re...

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