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Application of a Modified Roll Technique to Ridge Augmentation Before Implant Surgery: A Case Report
de Melo, Luiz Gustavo Nascimento/Neto, José Sérgio Maia/Teixeira, Wendel/Ciporkin, Frederico/Figueiredo, Caio Márcio
Implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation of anterior edentulous spaces is a challenge to the dentist performing the implant surgery. Proper positioning of the implant and its harmonious relationship with the hard and soft tissues are fundamental, since the area requires a high aesthetic demand. This case report suggests a variation in the roll technique for correction of a defect on the maxillary anterior ridge before placement of dental implant.

Keywords: soft tissue, implant, ridge augmentation