Ridge Widening for the Thin Maxilla: A Clinical Report

James M. Duncan, R. Mikel Westwood

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The thin maxilla may present an anatomic limitation to the placement of endosseous implants. Separating the cortical plates and widening the alveolar ridge with simultaneous placement of implants is one surgical method for management of this problem. Guided tissue regeneration techniques may be used in conjunction with this ridge widening procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-227
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997


  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Implant
  • Ridge widening
  • Thin maxilla

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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