Augmentation of the anterior maxilla with intraoral onlay grafts for implant placement

Jordan A. Greenberg, Mauricio J. Wiltz, Richard A. Kraut

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The use of autogenous cortical cancellous block grafts to augment the premaxilla is a safe and effective technique to provide adequate bone height and width when reconstructing patients with atrophic premaxilla ridge when endosteal implants are planned. Intraoral bone graft harvests have the advantages of proximity of the donor site to the graft site, convenient surgical access, minimal operative time, and ease of performance in an office setting. The major limitation of these donor sites is the smaller quantity of graft obtainable compared with iliac crest bone harvest sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalImplant Dentistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012



  • anterior maxilla
  • augmentation
  • onlay grafts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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