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Physical And Chemical Properties Of Commercially Available Mineralized Bone Allograft Physical And Chemical Properties Of Commercially Available Mineralized Bone Allograft

Author(s):

David C. Greenspan, Ph.D.

Date Added:

7/3/2013


Summary:

Bone graft materials are critical to the success of dental implants when there is a need to increase the volume of bone in a defect. The surface properties of these graft materials will have a profound impact on the outcome of the graft procedure. The clinician has many choices of bone graft substitutes when augmenting bony deficits. Allograft bone is the most widely used class of bone graft substitutes. Within this class there are a number of different bone allografts, which are manufactured utilizing widely varying processing techniques. There also appears to be a wide range of results in the published literature across the spectrum of different bone allografts. This in-vitro study evaluated chemical and surface properties of five different commercially available mineralized bone allografts.

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