Bone graft sustained by implants

  • Roberto Becelli, Prof Universit√† degli Studi di Roma "la Sapienza"
  • Giorgio Matarazzo S. Andrea Hospital, Maxillo-Facial surgery department
Keywords: edentulism, jaw resorption


Aims: In this paper we show a case of a patient with a severe mandibular resorption treated with combined use of iliac crest graft fixed with endosteal implants.

Methods: In 2014 an 82 y.o. man in good general health with a total mandibular edentulism and a severe mandibular resorptive process, was treated with bone graft sustained by implants. The gratest height of mandibular bone was 7mm.

Results: No complications were observed at dismission. After a three months follow-up without complications, at third month, implants were loaded with prosthetic manufacts. After follow-up no problems occurred.

Conclusions: Simultaneous use of iliac bone graft and implant positioning, as described in our work, represents the minimal invasive way for restoration of totally or partially edentulous jaws.