Dental Education
Online Dental Education Dental education lectures and videos Online dental ce Dental education articles Expert dental educators Dental products education Dental Community
 
Dental Publication / Article Details

Use of Bone Grafts for the Enhancement of a GTR-Based Root Coverage Procedure: A Pilot Case Study Use of Bone Grafts for the Enhancement of a GTR-Based Root Coverage Procedure: A Pilot Case Study

Author(s):

Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD;Kenneth Kimble, DDS, MS, Robert Eber, DDS, MS

Date Added:

12/8/2008


Summary:

The use of guided tissue regeneration (GTR) procedures for the treatment of gingival recession has shown encouraging results and is gaining clinical acceptance. However, attaining space maintenance beneath the membrane remains a problem for clinicians. Hence, the purpose of this pilot case study was to evaluate the effect of adjunctive demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) placement during collagen membrane GTR-based root coverage procedures. Five patients with Miller Class I or II defects were treated with a combination of DFDBA and collagen membrane. Clinical parameters monitored include recession depth, probing attachment level, probing depth, width of keratinized gingiva, and recession width. Measurements were taken at baseline and 6 months. A statistically significant reduction in recession depth (3.1 ± 0.7 mm) was observed at 6 months, representing 93.4% total attainable root coverage. A significant reduction of recession width (3.5 ± 1.2 mm) after 6 months was also noted. Clinically, a statistically significant mean gain of 3.3 ± 0.6 mm in clinical attachment and 0.8 ± 0.9 mm in keratinized gingiva were obtained at 6 months. No statistically significant difference was found in probing depth between baseline and 6 months postoperative. Plaque and gingival indices remained low and showed no statistically significant change throughout the study period. Results from this pilot case study indicate that use of DFDBA during collagen membrane GTR-based root coverage could be beneficial. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2002;22:118–127.)

Related Articles
Minimally Invasive Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Procedure (Tunneling Technique) Using rhPDGF-BB in Combination with Three Matrices: A Case Series

Minimally Invasive Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Procedure (Tunneling Technique) Using rhPDGF-BB in Combination with Three Matrices: A Case Series
This study investigated a minimally invasive surgical procedure for alveolar ridge augmentation that combined recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor BB (rhPDGF-BB) and three different matrices.

Author(s): Myron Nevins, DDS;Marc L. Nevins, DMD, MMSc; Marcelo Camelo, DDS; Peter Schupbach, PhD; Bernard Friedland, BChD, MSc, JD; Joao Marcelo Borges Camelo, DDS; David M. Kim, DDS, DMSc
View Article>>
Mandibular Block Autografts for Alveolar Ridge Augmentation

Mandibular Block Autografts for Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
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.

Author(s): Michael A Pikos, DDS
View Article>>
Flapless Postextraction Socket Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone: Part 1. The Effect of Bone Grafting and/or Provisional Restoration on Facial-Palatal Ridge Dimensional Change

Flapless Postextraction Socket Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone: Part 1. The Effect of Bone Grafting and/or Provisional Restoration on Facial-Palatal Ridge Dimensional Change
The dental literature has reportted vertical soft tissue changes that can occur with immediate implant placement, bone grafting, and provisional restoration ranging from a gain or loss of 1.0mm. However, little is known of the effects of facial-palatal collapse of the ridge due to these clinical procedures. Based upon treatment modalities rendered, an ensuing contour change can occur with significant negative esthetic consequences. The results of a retrospective clinical cohort study evaluating the change in horizontal ridge dimension associated with implant placement in anterior postextraction sockets are presented for four treatment groups. Therefore, it is recommended to place a bone graft and contoured healing abutment or provisional restoration at the time of flapless postextraction socket implant placement.

Author(s): Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS;Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT;Maurice Salama, DMD;Christian F.J. Stappert, DDS, MS, PhD, Priv-Doz;Henry Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD;Guido O. Sarnachiaro, DDS; Evangelina Sarnachiaro, DDS; Sergio Luis Gotta, DDS; Hanae Saito, DDS, MS
View Article>>
Related Videos
Implant Placement and Grafting of a Central Incisor Premium Member Content

Implant Placement and Grafting of a Central Incisor
A step-by-step one-stage implant placement and bone grafting in a deficient central incisor area.

Presented By:: Michael Sonick, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
PRGF-Endoret Protocol (Platelet Rich in Growth Factors) Premium Member Content

PRGF-Endoret Protocol (Platelet Rich in Growth Factors)
PRGF®-Endoret Technology is based on the activation of the patient's own platelets for the stimulation and acceleration of tissue healing and regeneration. Dr. Maurice Salama’s assistant, Charlene Bennett, will elaborate in detail describing the step-by step PRGF preparation and how it can be utilized clinically.

Presented By:: Charlene Bennett, CDA
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Related Courses
Vertical Bone Augmentation: Current Concepts and Techniques Premium Member Content

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.

Presented By:: David Dara Yarmand, DDS, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques Premium Member Content

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.

Presented By:: Michael Sonick, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Creative Next Generation Surgical Tools and Solutions for the Implant Practice Premium Member Content

Creative Next Generation Surgical Tools and Solutions for the Implant Practice
Modern Bone Grafting has become more predictable than ever before. Recent developments in CBCT 3D Diagnosis and the utilization of bioactive modifiers such as PRGF, PRF and BMP-2 have stimulated further advances in surgical techniques as well as a New Age Surgical Armamentarium to maximize the efficiencies and success of these sophisticated procedures.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Download Now

Important!

To view this dental publication or article, you must be a registered user of Dental XP. If you are already a member, click here to login.

Registration is free and only takes several minutes. Dental XP will never spam you, or sell your information.

Join For Free


Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
©2014

Preferred Language: English Flag
Contact Us · Login · Register