Objectives: This study evaluated the use of bone ring technique with xenogeneic bone grafts in treating horizontal alveolar bone defects.
Material and methods: In total, 11 patients in need of horizontal bone augmentation treatment before implant placement were included in this retrospective study. All patients received simultaneous bone augmentation surgery and implant placement with xenogeneic bone ring grafts. We evaluated the postoperative efficacy of the bone ring technique with xenogeneic bone grafts using radiographical and clinical parameters.
Results: Survival rates of implants were 100%. Cone-beam computed tomography revealed that the xenogeneic bone ring graft had significantly sufficient horizontal bone augmentation below the implant neck platform to 0 mm, 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm. It could also provide an excellent peri-implant tissue condition during the one-year follow-up after loading.
Conclusion: The bone ring technique with xenogeneic bone ring graft could increase and maintain horizontal bone mass in the region of the implant neck platforms in serious horizontal bone defects.