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Deeper implant or buccal graft?

Last Updated May 12, 2017

Dear colleagues, I have been seeing many cases like this where there is adequate alveolar ridge height but deficient buccolingual alveolar bone width, about 4.8 – 5mm. What is your protocol to treat cases like this? If I place the implants like in this sketch, a few threads of the implant would be exposed on the buccal side. Is the best option is to put some allograft/xenograft over the threads? What would you do?

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