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Chirurgia 2009 April;22(2):121-3

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Bone spreading technique. A case report

Nishioka R. S. 1, Paixão J. C. 2

1 Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics State University of São Paulo (UNESP) São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
2 Private Practice, São Paulo, Brazil


Bone spreading technique (BST) is a horizontal augmentation with minimal trauma for simultaneous implant placement and an alternative to Summer’s osteotome technique both for its clinical use and for the armamentarium. The foremost advantage of the crest dilation technique is a substantially less invasive method; the buccal wall expands after the medullary bone is compressed against the cortical bone. The lateral dilation and compaction of medullary bone improved primary stability. The vital difference is that the BST used in this case report avoided discomfort of the patient, thus eliminating the need for malleting.

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