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Implant Dent. 2003;12(4):325-32.

Histologic evaluation of human biopsies after dental augmentation with a demineralized bone matrix putty.

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Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. cab@thedentalimplantcenter.net

Abstract

To solve some of the problems inherent in bone regeneration, various types of graft materials, matrix, putty, and gel delivery systems have been developed. These deliver demineralized bone matrix (DBM) to a graft site and maintain it in an appropriate position to achieve favorable results. This prospective study reviewed 10 cases of extraction immediate grafting with a putty-DBM delivery system. Five patients were male and 5 female. At intervals ranging from 4 to 21 months postextraction grafting, bone cores were harvested at the time of surgical insertion of Replace endosteal two-stage implants. All patients were restored with single-tooth self-standing prostheses. Bone quality and quantity in each of the bone cores were evaluated. All 10 cases were completed with favorable outcomes.

PMID:
14752969
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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