The BonEx Kit is ideal for particularly difficult cases, as well as bone expansion and ridge-split techniques.
Ridge Split Technique
Step 1. Indications
Step 2. Incision
Step 3. Flap Reflection
If the ridge crest is less than 2mm, it is advisable to reduce the crestal bone until the width is at
Step 4. Sawing or Ultrasonic
Slightly angulated cutting is recommended.
If the crest is less than 2 mm expand with a chisel first. To avoid bone defects which can be made by drilling on thin ridge, lightly tap with a mallet.
Step 5. Drilling
In ridge expansion technique, lance and 2mm drilling is enough in most cases. It’s only to guide the implant path. If a flat-bottomed implant was planned, drilling should be extended to the diameter recommended by the manufacturer.
Expanding with BonEx Kit (Optional)
The Expanders can be engaged easily with bone by a handpiece (50 Ncm). If it stops before the depth of osteotomy, use a hand wrench and a ratchet extension. Same procedure can be repeated with wider diameter of BonEx Expander.
Step 6. Implant Placement
Step 7. Bone Graft & Membrane
Step 8. Closing Flap