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Volume 26 , Issue 5
September/October 2006

Pages 453–457

Piezoelectric Harvesting of an Autogenous Bone Graft from the Zygomaticomaxillary Region: Case Report

Stefan Stübinger, Dr Med Dent / Alec Robertson, Dr Med, Dr Med Dent / Katja Schwenzer Zimmerer, Dr Med, Dr Med Dent / Christoph Leiggener, Dr Med, Dr Med Dent / Robert Sader, Dr Med, Dr Med Dent / Christoph Kunz, Dr Med, Dr Med Dent

PMID: 17073355
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0713

The zygomaticomaxillary region offers a large amount of cortical bone that can be obtained simply and safely using the precise and selective cutting properties of a piezosurgical device. A block from this area fits nicely into anterior or premolar maxillary recipient sites and is thus the ideal choice, as no secondary surgical field is needed. As in conventional sinus bone graft procedures, the complication rate is minimal and after a 5-month healing period, the augmented region can be used for stable and esthetic oral implant placement. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2006;26:453–457.)

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