Igor Batista Camargo

Igor Batista Camargo

Odontoclínica Central do Exercito, Brazil

Title: Augmentation of severely resorbed maxilla-mandibular alveolar ridges for implant rehabilitations


Graduated in Dentistry, Federal University of Pernambuco (2001), Recidence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery [OMFS] (2004), Graduate Course Training Officer (GCTO) at the School of Army Health - Brazilian Army (2005) and Masters Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) from the University of Pernambuco (2009). He is currently a Captain Dental Maxillo-Facial Surgeon in Military Hospital Area of Recife (HMAR) and Staff of the Hospital Emergency  and  Trauma Senator Humberto Lucena (HETSHL) and doctoral student in the Post-Graduate Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology, School of Dentistry of Pernambuco (FOP / UPE).  Has experience in dentistry, with emphasis on OMFS, acting on the following topics: traumatology, wisdom teeth, oral pathologies, orthognathic surgery and implantology. Full Member of Brazilian College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member of International Association Oral and Maxillofacial   Surgeons   (IAOMS)   and   University   of   Kentucky   Honorary   Research Fellow



Loss of teeth results in resorption of the alveolar process and, in more advanced stages, resorption  of the underlying basal bone. A severely resorbed maxilla and mandible generally results in problems for the prosthesis, such as insufficient retention, pain by overloading the mucosa,  impaired masticatory function, speech difficulties, loss of soft tissue support, altered facial appearance, and psychosocial problems. Reconstruction of a moderated resorbed maxilla and/or mandibular alveolar ridges to restore oral function does not remain as a surgical and prosthetic challenge due to the possibility to easily restore the minimal amount of residual bone support with conventional sinus lift, onlay grafts or even with zygomatic implants. On the other hand, when the maxillary ridges presents with anatomical changes or severely resorbed it still be critical to place implants without consider great bone reconstructions. The purpose of this presentation is to report a case series of a patients with severely resorbed maxilla and madible. This cases were treated lifting and grafting the areas using a mixed graft of BMP and bovine demineralized bone and mash, as an option of uses of zygomatic implants or positional/onlay autogenously bone grafts.