subperiosteal tissue expander

(STE) a fillable tube inserted temporarily into the subperiosteal tissue prior to reconstruction of the alveolar ridge with hydroxylapatite granules; by progressively inflating the tube the periosteal mucosa can be expanded to create space for the granules.

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