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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 13 (1993), No. 1     1. Jan. 1993
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 13 (1993), No. 1  (01.01.1993)

Page 29-45

Localized Ridge Augmentation Using Guided Bone Regeneration. I. Surgical Procedure in the Maxilla
Buser / Dula / Belser / Hirt / Berthold
A new surgical technique for localized ridge augmentation prior to the placement of dental implants has been developed. The technique is based on the principle of guided bone regeneration utilizing barrier membranes. In the present article, the currently used surgical procedure is presented through two case reports. In addition, the different aspects of the surgical technique needed to achieve a predictable success are discussed.