horizontal atrophy

hor·i·zon·tal at·ro·phy

a progressive loss of alveolar and supporting bone surrounding the teeth, beginning at the most coronal level of the bone.

hor·i·zon·tal at·ro·phy

(hōri-zontăl atrŏ-fē)
Progressive loss of alveolar and supporting bone surrounding teeth, beginning at the most coronal level of bone.
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However, in cases of mild to moderate horizontal atrophy, distraction osteogenesis can be done first, followed by onlay bone grafting, or guided tissue regeneration.
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