Autogenous Bone Harvesting: A Chin Graft Technique for Particulate and Monocortical Bone Blocks
Dennis R. Hunt, DDS/Sascha A. Jovanovic, DDS, MS
The use of the mandibular symphysis for harvesting intraoral autografts in implant reconstruction cases is based on the ample supply of donor material, the proximity to the recipient site, and the ease of access to the tissue. This article discusses the technique of successful bone harvesting from the mandibular symphysis. As with other harvesting techniques, morbidity can occur. This report demonstrates a low morbidity rate and presents guidelines to help accomplish this.