Mandibular Block Autografts for Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
Michael A Pikos, DDS
This article reviews indications, limitations, presurgical evaluation, surgical protocol, and complications associated with mandibular block autografts harvested from the symphysis and ramus buccal shelf for alveolar ridge augmentation. The author draws from 14 years of experience with more than 500 mandibular block autografts.
The safety of bone allografts used in dentistry
Recent media reports concerning “stolen body parts”
have shaken the public’s trust in the safety of and the use of ethical practices involving human allografts. The authors provide a comprehensive review of the safety aspects of human bone allografts.
A Novel Combined Surgical Approach to Vertical Alveolar Ridge Augmentation with Titanium Mesh, Resorbable Membrane, and rhPDGF-BB: A Retrospective Consecutive Case Series
This report demonstrates the remarkable efficacy of guided bone regeneration using a combination of titanium mesh, resorbable collagen membrane, and rhPDGF for vertical ridge augmentation, thus expanding the indications for implant therapy and allowing recovery of the three-dimensional esthetic architecture in a severely absorbed alveolar ridge.
Alloplastic Bone Substitutes Around Dental Implants
The repair of osseous defects has been a goal in dentistry for many decades. Subsequently, within the last several years, there has been an emergence of a new class of materials in dentistry referred to as synthetic bone. Finding the ideal bone substitute material has been the goal of researchers for many years. In attempting to achieve this ideal material, dental practitioners have tried with varying degrees of success: autogenous and demineralized freeze-dried bone, allografts of plastic, carbon…
Synergy of Bone and Gingival Augmentation in Tooth Replacement - Part 1 of 4
This lecture will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy.
Cobi Landsberg on Regenerative Dentistry
An update on what’s new on regenerative dentistry.
The Science and Technology Supporting Graft Material Selection
A wide variety of grafting materials is currently available. Understanding the right indications and the possible limitations of certain materials can be challenging. The main objective of this course is to provide guidelines for selection of the adequate materials to be used for specific indications in order to maximize treatment predictability.
Bone Augmentation & Bioengineering in the Clinical Implant Practice
This webinar will introduce efficient and predictable bone graft solutions as well as bioactive modifiers that can be immediately incorporated into clinical practice.
Vertical Bone Augmentation: Current Concepts and Techniques
This lecture will review several approaches used for vertical bone augmentation and discuss the benefits and limitations of each. There will be special emphasis on the titanium mesh and interpositional osteotomy techniques.
Managing 3D Shape and Space in Bone Augmentation: Putty Assisted Regeneration
This presentation will demonstrate the utilization of Novabone in several different applications to include ridge preservation and sinus grafting and immediate implant placement.
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