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Dent Clin North Am. 1998 Jul;42(3):505-22.

Guided tissue regeneration. Absorbable barriers.

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Department of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Abstract

Over the past 15 years, techniques aimed at regeneration of lost periodontal tissue have become widely used and accepted in clinical practice. Among these techniques are those which use the principles of guided tissue regeneration (GTR), wherein barriers (i.e., membranes) are used to control cell and tissue repopulation of the periodontal wound. A variety of non-absorbable and absorbable barriers have been developed and used for this purpose, with a trend in recent years toward increased use of absorbable GTR materials. This article describes the evolution of absorbable barrier materials and overview materials available for clinical use today. In addition, advantages and disadvantages of these materials are discussed, as well as possible new developments in barrier-based GTR therapy.

PMID:
9700452
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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