Alveolar ridge augmentation employing either autogenous bone or a variety of different bone replacement grafts has become an integral component of implant dentistry and was proven to be effective for the rehabilitation of both non self-contained and self-contained osseous defects. While the implant survival rate at augmented sites was basically within the range of those data noted for pristine sites, it was also assumed that ridge augmentation may constitute a potential risk indicator for peri-implant diseases.
This presentation will
critically assess the effects of hard tissue augmentation procedures on peri-implant health or disease,
provide evidence-based recommendations on how to optimize the clinical outcomes following various alveolar ridge augmentation procedures, and
elucidate the role of implant materials and surfaces in the management of deficient alveolar ridges