Bone loss is either bone resorption or cause by pathology is a condition that may complicate our implant management. Because the lack of adequate bone volume and dimension we may not be able to place dental implants on an ideal position which may result to prosthetic complication. Bone grafting in most cases can be valuable in creating an ideal implant site however large bony defect may require a two stage approach lengthening the time for implant rehabilitation.
A technique has been described that utilizes a circular bone graft that may be able to graft a bone defect in 3 dimensions (height, width and length and at the same time place an implant. Although this technique will still have specific patient criteria, in patients where this can be viable, the treatment time can be greatly reduced by allowing implant placement at the time of 3D bone grafting.
Dr. Jay Tabije
Fellow, Philippine College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Affiliate Fellow, Philippine Academy for Head and Neck Surgery Inc.
Member, Asian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons