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Figure 1: (a) The width of a lower left ridge, which was to be augmented for future dental implants. (b) Corticotomy site in base of buccal plate (arrow) and all around, is deep enough to split the whole buccal cortical bone plate from its bed. (c) A piece of bone (arrow) posterior to ridge splitting area, being prepared in the same session and left in place. It would be harvested easily during the second stage surgery to be used as a spacer. (d) Primary closure of soft-tissue. Left for healing a period of atleast 3 weeks

Figure 1: (a) The width of a lower left ridge, which was to be augmented for future dental implants. (b) Corticotomy site in base of buccal plate (arrow) and all around, is deep enough to split the whole buccal cortical bone plate from its bed. (c) A piece of bone (arrow) posterior to ridge splitting area, being prepared in the same session and left in place. It would be harvested easily during the second stage surgery to be used as a spacer. (d) Primary closure of soft-tissue. Left for healing a period of atleast 3 weeks