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Bilateral Horizontal Ridge Augmentation with Block Bone Grafts Using a Piezoelectric Device for Fixed Implant Restoration

Yong-Dae Kwon

A woman in her mid-fifties was referred by a dental student for dental implant placement. Both posterior segments of the mandible had been edentulous for more than 4 years, the only residual tooth being the right lower first premolar. The patient had used a removable partial denture but was not entirely satisfied with its function. The clinical examination revealed a sharp edentulous ridge in both posterior segments of the mandible, and the patient was told that it would not be possible to insert implants into this thin edentulous ridge without significant augmentation of the alveolar ridge. Her medical history revealed no significant findings and no underlying disease that might have complicated surgical procedures. During the presurgical examination, the patient reported that she was a little apprehensive about bone grafting. After being informed about the surgical procedures and potential postoperative complications, she accepted the proposed surgical plan of bone grafting and subsequent placement of implants.

General information

Case Type Extended Space
Jaw Mandible
Area Posterior
# of Teeth 7
# of Implants 5
Type of Implants One-Piece
Attachment One-Piece
Bone Augmentation Horizontal|Staged
Augmentation Materials Autogenous block(s)|Xenogenous|Membrane
Guided Surgery No
Soft Tissue Grafting None
Abutment Type Standard
Prosthesis Type FDP

Esthetic Risk Assessment

Esthetic Risk Factors Low Medium High
Medical Status Healthy Compromised
Smoking Habit Non-smoker Light smoker (< 10 cigarettes per day) Heavy smoker (≥ 10 cigarettes per day)
Patient's Esthetic Expectations Low Medium High
Lip Line No exposure of papillae Exposure of papillae Full exposure of mucosa margin
Periodontal Phenotype Low-scalloped, thick Medium-scalloped, medium-thick High-scalloped, thin
Shape of Tooth Crowns Rectangular Triangular
Infection at Implant Site None Chronic Acute
Bone Level at Adjacent Teeth ≤ 5 mm to contact point 5.5 to 6.5 mm to contact point > 7 mm to contact point
Prosthodontic Status of Neighboring Teeth Virgin Restored
Width of Edentulous Span 1 tooth (≥ 7 mm) 1 tooth (< 7 mm) 2 teeth or more
Soft Tissue Anatomy Intact Defective
Bone Volume Horizontally and vertically sufficient Horizontally deficient Deficient vertically or deficient vertically AND horizontally
  • * General SAC assessment modifiers that are also part of the ERA. To avoid redundancy they are listed in this section even if no complete ERA has been made.

  • ** Not applicable to the ERA of immediate placement cases and replaced by "Socket Integrity" listed below under "Surgical SAC Classification". For all other placement types this value is a classification determinant and listed here even if no complete ERA has been made.

Surgical SAC classification

SAC Level Complex
Defining Characteristics More than three missing teeth to be replaced with an implant-borne prosthesis or prostheses
Modality -
Placement Protocol Early or late implant placement
Tooth Site -
Socket Morphology -
Socket Integrity -
Bone Volume Deficient horizontally, requiring prior grafting
Anatomic Risk Moderate
Esthetic Risk Low
Complexity High
Risk of Complications Moderate

Prosthodontic SAC classification

SAC Level Straightforward
Defining Characteristics Up to three missing teeth to be replaced with an implant-borne restoration or restorations
Loading Protocol Conventional or early
Retention Cemented, with prosthesis margin < 3mm submucosal Cemented, with prosthesis margin < 3mm submucosal
Maxillomandibular Relationship -
Mesio-Distal Space Anatomic space corresponding to the missing teeth +/- 1 mm
Inter-Arch Distance > 8 mm
Bruxism Absent
Esthetic Risk Low
Provisional Implant-Supported Prosthesis - -
Interim Prosthesis during Healing Removable Removable
Occlusion/Articulation Irregular with no need for correction
Occlusal Scheme/Issues -

Surgical SAC Modifiers

Periodontal Status History of periodontitis or genetic predisposition

Prosthodontic SAC Modifiers

Soft Tissue Contour and Volume -

General SAC Modifiers

Oral Hygiene and Compliance Sufficient
Access Adequate
Craniofacial/Skeletal Growth Completed

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