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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Feb;39(1):31-34. English. Case Report.
Park SH , Choi SK , Jang JH , Kim JW , Kim JY , Kim MR , Kim SJ .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

In dentistry, tissue expanders have been used to obtain sufficient soft tissue for alveolar bone augmentation in the severely atrophic ridge. Herein, we review two cases of soft tissue augmentation using a self-inflating tissue expander in patients in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital for bone graft and implant operations. The results of each patient were presented using pre-operative and post-operative radiographs and clinical exams. The results of our study indicate successful bone graft and implant surgery using a self-inflating tissue expander.

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