Restoratiqn of Alveolar Bone Height
The functional rehabilitation of the natient rests on the ability to masticate efficiently and comfortably. Prosthetic dental appliances are frequently necessary in patients who have lost a portion of their mandible. To facilitate
prosthetic appliance usage, an adequate alveolar process must be provided during the reconstructive surgery. The ideal ridge form outlined in Chapter 13 for the edentulous patient applies equally to patients undergoing mandibular
reconstructive surgery .