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Volume 23 , Issue 2
March/April 2003

Pages 147155

Clinical Classification of Bone Defects Concerning the Placement of Dental Implants

Carlo Tinti, MD, DDS/Stefano Parma-Benfenati, MD, DDS, MScD

PMID: 12710818
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0518

The goal of this classification of bone defects related to dental implant placement is to help clinicians accurately discuss proposed treatment regimens and organize treatment for clinical correction. A further goal of this effort to categorize bone defects requiring bone augmentation for implant placement is to standardize terminology to allow for more accurate dental communication. The five most encountered categories of bony defects are described. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2003;23:147155.)

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