Multidisciplinary Management of Advanced Occlusal Periodontitis: Genioplasty for Autogenous Block Bone Grafts

Daniel B. Farber, DDS, MS�; William E. Chmar, DDS�; William R. Dzyak, DDS�

October 2007 Issue - Expires October 31st, 2009

Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry

Abstract

Step-by-step sequencing is essential in the treatment of generalized advanced periodontitis. Mutilated skeletodental malocclusion, muscle imbalance, and loss of dentoalveolar ridges are major complicating factors. The need for osseous ridge augmentation provided an opportunity to address the patient’s facial imbalance. Concomitantly, genioplasty camouflaged the vertical facial excess and deficient chin. At the outset, a prosthetic commitment was essential.

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