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Open Dent J. 2014 May 16;8:56-65. doi: 10.2174/1874210601408010056. eCollection 2014.

Mechanisms of guided bone regeneration: a review.

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Department of Periodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University, Dallas, TX.

Abstract

Post-extraction crestal bone resorption is common and unavoidable which can lead to significant ridge dimensional changes. To regenerate enough bone for successful implant placement, Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) is often required. GBR is a surgical procedure that uses barrier membranes with or without particulate bone grafts or/and bone substitutes. There are two approaches of GBR in implant therapy: GBR at implant placement (simultaneous approach) and GBR before implant placement to increase the alveolar ridge or improve ridge morphology (staged approach). Angiogenesis and ample blood supply play a critical role in promoting bone regeneration.

KEYWORDS:

Bone regeneration; implant; ridge augmentation.

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