Title: Reconstruction of mandibular alveolar defects with chin grafts for dental implant placement. A case report
After tooth loss, alveolar ridge resorption is very common. This process alters the quality of available bone (size and shape) in the dental implant site. Now a best option for rehabilitation of missing teeth is osseointegrated dental implants. A major cause of inhibition of dental implant treatment plan is a bone deficiency in implant site. This bone deficiency may occur in height or width or both of them. Despite recent advances in bone grafts procedure, the use of fresh autogenous bone graft continues to represent the “gold standard” in implant site regenerative surgery. The mandibular chin that located in the intra foraminal region is one of favorable donor sites because this site has a significant bone volume and clinicians can harvest bone from this area for reconstruction bone deficiency in height and width. The bone quality that harvests from the chin is favorable and can used in major jaw defects. Several regeneration procedures by using chin graft have been proposed to increase alveolar bone volume both vertically and horizontally to prepare the ridge for a restorative driven placement of dental implants. This poster presentation, report a novel the chin graft procedure, that we reconstructed intra foraminal defects in width and height with bone harvesting from symphysis area and we are preparing this site for dental implant placement in future.