Lateral Ridge Augmentation Using Autogenous Block Grafts and Guided Bone Regeneration: A 10‐Year Prospective Case Series Study

Background
The use of autogenous block grafts harvested from intraoral donor sites has proven to be effective for the reconstruction of horizontal bone defects.

Purpose
The objective of this study was to analyze implant success and the rate of block graft resorption 10 years after ridge augmentation to elucidate contributing factors influencing graft maintenance.

Conclusions
Lateral ridge augmentation using autogenous block grafts and guided bone regeneration demonstrated a favorable success rate of 98.1% with minimal block graft resorption of 7.7% after 10 years. Modulating factors were origin of the graft and gender.

Author(s)Source
Chappuis V, Cavusoglu Y, Buser D, von Arx T
Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 31 July 2016

https://doi.org/10.1111/cid.12438
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