The Book Flap: A Technical Note

Ole T. Jensen, Edward Ellis

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Abstract

Purpose: To present a useful technique for widening the thin alveolar ridge for placement of an implant or bone graft. Materials and Methods: A partial soft tissue flap is elevated over the alveolar ridge and the ridge is split with an osteotome. The technique out-fractures the buccal plate and maintains the labial soft tissue to preserve the blood supply to the buccal bone. Results: The book flap has been employed in over 500 cases over the past 12 years. Approximately 90% were successful in providing adequate width to accommodate an implant. Infection occurred in approximately 2% of cases. The average gain in width was around 3 mm. Conclusion: This technique can be employed often and has a very low complication rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1010-1014
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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The Book Flap : A Technical Note. / Jensen, Ole T.; Ellis, Edward.

In: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 5, 05.2008, p. 1010-1014.

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Jensen, Ole T. ; Ellis, Edward. / The Book Flap : A Technical Note. In: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 66, No. 5. pp. 1010-1014.
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