Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Editorial Volume 7 Issue 8

Alveolar Ridge Splitting - Split Crest Technique

Vladimir Biocanin*

Professor, Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Dental Anesthesiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Pancevo, Serbia

*Corresponding Author: Vladimir Biocanin, Professor, Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Dental Anesthesiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Pancevo, Serbia.

Received: June 01, 2023; Published: July 01, 2023


The need for dental implants for the rehabilitation of edentulous patients is constantly growing. Many patients with long-standing edentulism and unstable dentures have sharp and narrow alveolar ridges. In those situations, placement of dental implants is impossible without large bone augmentations with surgical trauma and risks of complications. One of the surgical procedures which overcome drawbacks of bone augmentation in such cases is the split crest technique (SCT) (alveolar ridge split technique).


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Citation: Vladimir Biocanin. “Alveolar Ridge Splitting - Split Crest Technique".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.8 (2023): 01.


Copyright: © 2023 Vladimir Biocanin. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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