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Case Provided by Prof Darko Božić, Zagreb, Croatia

1. Patient with a distal mandibular edentulous ridge requiring implant placement:

Patient with a distal mandibular edentulous ridge requiring implant placement

2. Flap elevation revealed significant loss of ridge height and width:

Flap elevation revealed significant loss of ridge height and width

3. Edentulous ridge with significant loss of height and width:

Edentulous ridge with significant loss of height and width

4. A small amount of autogenous bone was harvested leaving small cortical perforations:

A small amount of autogenous bone was harvested leaving small cortical perforations

5. The autogenous bone was mixed with xenograft material saturated with xHyA:

The autogenous bone was mixed with xenograft material saturated with xHyA

6. Placement and adaptation of the graft mixture onto the recipient site:

Placement and adaptation of the graft mixture onto the recipient site

7. The graft mixture was covered with a resorbable collagen membrane (SMARTBRANE) and fixed with pins.

The graft mixture was covered with a resorbable collagen membrane (SMARTBRANE) and fixed with pins

8. After 6 months. Significant gain of bone width with almost no residual graft particles visible

After 6 months. Significant gain of bone width with almost no residual graft particles visible

9. Implants of 4mm width were placed in the correct prosthetic positions:

Implants of 4mm width were placed in the correct prosthetic positions

10. After 6 months. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) showing a significant amount of newly formed bone:

After 6 months. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) showing a significant amount of newly formed bone
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