A Novel Drilling Procedure
Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD;Carmen Carda, MD, Isabel Andia, PhD
A Bovine-Bone Mineral Block for the Treatment of Severe Ridge Deficiencies in the Anterior Region: A Clinical Case Report
A bovine-bone mineral block was used to treat a severe horizontal and vertical anterior ridge deficiency. Such a block can be shaped to conform to the defect, and it avoids the need for harvesting autogenous bone or fixation of the block with screws.
Long-Term Block Graft Stability in Thin Periodontal Biotype Patients - A Clinical and Tomographic Study
Autogenous block grafting seems to be a predictable treatment modality to reconstruct alveolar ridge defects in the long term. A thin periodontal biotype did not seem to affect the volume of transplanted bone for the population studied.
Socket Augmentation: Rationale and Technique
This article presents the rationale behind socket augmentation for future implant placement and describes a technique that has shown to not only facilitate tooth extraction with minimal damage to the surrounding anatomic structures, but also to improve alveolar bone quality and quantity.
Chin Bone Block Augmentation
3D CT Technology & Piezosurgical Techniques
Pre-Implant Ridge Bioengineering: The Bone Block Allograft Technique - Part 2 of 2
Narrow ridge deficiencies can limit dental implant placement. As well, the pain and various complications associated with chin, ramus and hip bone block grafts for ridge augmentation purposes discourage many from pursuing this method of treatment. The 'bone block allograft technique' helps overcome narrow ridge limitations for dental implant placement as well as minimizing surgical post-op pain, risks and complications. This is an extremely versatile procedure which can be performed in the anterior and posterior sextants of both the maxillary and mandibular arches. The 'bone block allograft' technique helps overcome narrow ridge limitations for dental implant placement as well as minimizing surgical post-op pain, risks and complications. This is an extremely versatile procedure which can be performed in the anterior and posterior sextants of both the maxillary and mandibular arches.
Flap Management and Site Preparation in Anterior Bone Augmentation - Part 2 of 2
Dr. Howard Gluckman outlines his decision making on incision design and flap management in preparation for anterior osseous augmentation in conjunction with implant placement.
Gaining Horizontal and Vertical Bone with Mineralized Bone Particulate, rh-BMP2 and Resorbable Ultrasonic-Applied Rigid Barriers
The use of titanium mesh has been well described, but so has the complications of removal and exposure. Bioresorbable barriers are now available which can be molded into any desired three-dimensional form, creating a rigid and resorbable construct that is secured to to the bone using ultrasonic energy. This unique solution has been successfully used to create the proper environment for both large lateral and vertical ridge augmentations for situations previously only treated with block grafting or distraction. Dr. Cummings will share his experience as well as the key soft tissue techniques that are critical for the success of any large augmentation.
Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations
There are several advantages to using titanium mesh for space maintenance including strength, ease of use, low cost and biocompatibility. This webinar will discuss the use of rhBMP-2 for managing horizontal and vertical bone deficiencies with various scaffolds.
Alveolar Ridge Regenerative Strategies: Autogenous Bone vs BMP-2
This clinical based presentation will compare the use of autogenous bone vs BMP-2 for alveolar ridge reconstruction. The science, indications, advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be featured. Single tooth to full arch reconstruction cases will also be shown along with understanding the application of non-resorbable vs resorbable mesh barriers for alveolar ridge reconstruction.
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