Use of Bone Grafts for the Enhancement of a GTR-Based Root Coverage Procedure: A Pilot Case Study
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD;Kenneth Kimble, DDS, MS, Robert Eber, DDS, MS
Human Histologic Evaluation of Anorganic Bovine Bone Mineral Combined with Recombinant Human Platelet-Derived Growth Factor BB in Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Case Series Study
The objective of this study was to examine the potential for improved bone regenerative outcomes in maxillary sinus augmentation procedures using platelet-derived growth factor BB and anorganic bovine bone mineral.
Maximizing Aesthetics in the Deficient Alveolar Ridge
This article will present a predictable method for replacing the lost bone prior to implant placement through the ramus block graft technique.
Peridontal Osseous Surgery and Root Resective Therapy
Historically, osseous surgery was performed to eliminate infected bone. Early in the 20th century clinicians realized that periodontally affected bone was not actually infected. Instead of an invasive bacterial infection, chronic inflammation was responsible for bone destruction. This finding changed the rationale for periodontal therapy and led to modern concepts of osseous surgery. Currently accepted approaches are based on guidelines, parameters, and definitions published by many highly respected…
Simplified Approach to Sinus Bone Grafting and Management of Sinus Perforation
Simplified Approach to Sinus Bone Grafting and Management of Sinus PerforationTwo cases involving crestal window technique and lateral window technique will be shown in detail. Proper implant placement with aid of innovative surgical guide will be used in this presentation. Sinus membrane perforation occurred during the surgery, and management of sinus perforation are demonstrated using collagen membrane
Tibial Harvest Technique for Bone Augmentation
Dr. Michael Pikos demonstrates the surgical aspects of harvesting bone from the tibia in preparation for bone augmentation.
Bioengineering and Bone Grafting in Deficient Anterior Sites: A Case Presentation
Dr. Pikos shares a case presentation elucidating the need for bioengineering and osseous grafting to overcome severe deficiencies in anterior sites prior to implant placement. The case is that of a 19 year old caucasian female that presented with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors. Both sites were deficient in alveolar width. Subsequent treatment included a single ramus buccal shelf block bone graft that was utilized for bony augmentation along with mineralized allograft and PRGF with collagen membrane. This was followed 4 months later by two 3.8 mm diameter BioHorizons tapered internal Laser-Lok implants. Four year follow up is included.
New Age Esthetics: Integration of Tissue Reconstruction, Tooth Replacement and Ceramics
Dr. Miguel Stanley exhibits detailed clinical cases that represent his "No Half Smiles" philosophy integrating site development, tooth replacement and esthetic composition.
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.
Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques
The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated along with soft tissue enhancement.
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