Surgical Correction of the Malpositioned Segment After Alveolar Distraction in the Edentulous Patient

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Abstract

This study examined a female patient with a lower edentulous state, who had undergone a previous alveolar distraction. A lingually malpositioned segment was found after the alveolar distraction. Therefore, an osteotomy of the distracted segment was performed and the segment was corrected into the labial side and fixed with miniplates. Good results in correcting the malpositioned segment were achieved in this edentulous patient using the osteotomy and fixation after an alveolar distraction.

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