Various techniques have been described for vertical ridge augmentation. These include guided bone regeneration (GBR), autogenous onlay block grafting, titantium mesh techniques, distraction osteogenesis, and interpositional osteotomy.
While many techniques offer excellent results in some situations, few can be said to guarantee success.
The aim of this lecture is to critically evaluate the current evidence to determine the predictability of various bone augmentation techniques for vertical ridge defects for implant placement.
Topics of discussion include:
1. Identify risk factors associated with bone augmentation
2. Describe treatment strategies for managing severe vertical defects in the aesthetic zone
3. Management of common complications
Duration: 90 minutes, including 15 minutes for Q&A