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Clin Oral Implants Res. 1999 Aug;10(4):326-30.

Regeneration of bone graft donor sites.

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Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Nancy I, France.

Abstract

When crestal volume is greatly insufficient for the placement of dental implants, bone grafting is usually the most reliable ridge augmentation procedure. The grafts are most often taken in parietal or mandibular symphysis regions. Though not too noticeable, it seems contra-indicated and even potentially dangerous to leave zones like the cranium to repair spontaneously. Guided bone regeneration techniques have shown their ability to regenerate new bone under difficult conditions in jaws. Their use in bone graft donor sites is simple and the results are consistent. This report shows that 2 types of resorbable membranes are equally as efficacious in terms of new-bone formation.

PMID:
10551075
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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