Duration: 13 minutes, 21 seconds
Author: Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic
Implant Placement 12 Months After Horizontal Ridge Augmentation in a Thin Posterior Mandible Introduction – Examining the success rate and stability of implants placed in the posterior mandible after horizontal ridge augmentation. – Importance of assessing the long-term effectiveness of implant placement in patients with a thin posterior mandible. – Overview of the study and its objectives. Understanding Horizontal Ridge Augmentation – Definition and purpose of horizontal ridge augmentation. – Why this procedure is often necessary in cases of a thin posterior mandible. – Techniques used for horizontal ridge augmentation. Implant Placement in the Posterior Mandible – Description of the surgical technique used for placing implants in the posterior mandible. – Advantages of a conventional two-stage surgical technique for implant placement. – The role of the surgeon in ensuring accurate and precise implant placement. The Study: Assessing Success and Stability – Overview of the patient cohort included in the study (15 patients with a thin posterior mandible). – Methodology used to assess the success rate and stability of implants. – Evaluation criteria used to determine the success of implant placement after 12 months. Results: High Success Rate and Stable Implant Placement – Discussion of the findings indicating a high success rate and stability of implant placement. – Reasons behind the favorable outcomes observed in the study. – Implications for future research and clinical practice. Conclusion – Summary of the study’s main points and findings. – Importance of implant placement in patients with a thin posterior mandible. – Final thoughts on the significance of horizontal ridge augmentation in achieving successful implant outcomes. FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 1. Can an implant be placed immediately after a horizontal ridge augmentation procedure? 2. Is horizontal ridge augmentation the only option for patients with a thin posterior mandible? 3. Are there any risks or complications associated with implant placement in the posterior mandible? 4. How long does the healing process take after implant placement in the posterior mandible? 5. Are there any alternative techniques or procedures that can be considered for patients with a thin posterior mandible? In conclusion, the study highlights the success and stability of implant placement in the posterior mandible after 12 months of horizontal ridge augmentation in patients with a thin posterior mandible. The findings offer valuable insights into the effectiveness of this procedure and emphasize the importance of accurate and precise implant placement. With further research and advancements in surgical techniques, the success rates of implant placement in challenging anatomical situations are likely to improve.