Sandwich Osteotomy With Interposition Of A Bovine Block Bone Graft for Vertical Ridge Augmentation
The aim of the present study was to report the clinical case of a patient with a vertical defect of the alveolar ridge, which prevented the installation of dental implants without first treating the defect in question. A 32-year old female patient with a height defect of approximately 6 mm in the region of the missing absent teeth (13 and 14). The patient was treated using the sandwich osteotomy technique, with the interposition of a block bone graft of bovine origin. No complications were reported in the post- operative period. After seven months, two dental implants were installed in the relevant region. The bovine bone graft was incorporated into the relevant area. The bovine bone block graft used in this clinical case was shown to be a viable option for interposition between bone segments that have been osteotomized via sandwich osteotomy.