Intra-alveolar distraction osteogenesis in preparation for dental implant placement combined with orthodontic/orthognathic surgical treatment: A case report Academic Article uri icon


  • The use of implants has become a routine part of restorative dental treatment. The placement of implants requires a sufficient quantity of bone in which to place implant fixtures. Where such bone does not exist, a number of methods have been used to augment the affected area of the alveolar ridge. This case report describes the use of the relatively new distraction osteogenesis procedure to increase bone volume in a patient who required post-traumatic restoration of several missing teeth, as well as comprehensive orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatment.

publication date

  • March 2003