The use of titanium mesh in conjunction with autogenous bone graft and inorganic bovine bone mineral (bio-oss) for localized alveolar ridge augmentation: a human study.
This study evaluated the effects of using a titanium mesh for localized alveolar ridge augmentation. Seven consecutively treated human subjects participated in the study. Clinical, radiographic, laboratory, and histologic/histomorphometric analysis revealed the efficacy of using the titanium mesh in conjunction with intraorally harvested autogenous bone graft and inorganic bovine bone mineral (Bio-Oss). Radiographic measurements detected that a 2.86-mm vertical and 3.71-mm buccolabial ridge augmentation was achieved, while histomorphometry demonstrated that 36.4% of the grafted area consisted of bone. Laboratory measurements revealed 15.08% resorption of the graft for the first 6 months, which appeared to consolidate after placement of the implants. Exposure of the mesh did not appear to compromise the result.
Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, California 92350, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org, , ,
Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
Dental Implantation, Endosseous
Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal
Pub Type(s)Clinical Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't