Follow Us      


   Offical Journal of The Academy of Osseointegration

Share Page:

Volume 19 , Issue 2
March/April 1999

Pages 131-139

Supracrestal Bone Regeneration: A Pilot Study

James D. Kassolis, DDS/Gerald M. Bowers, DDS, MS

PMID: 10635178
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0307

The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of regenerating bone in patients with advanced horizontal bone loss. Demineralized freeze-dried bone allografts (DFDBA) in particle, strut, and laminar forms were used in combination with guided tissue regeneration. The cortical struts and strips were processed from long bones and were supplied in different widths and lengths. The strips were prepared in various thicknesses ranging from 100 to 500 Ám; the struts ranged from 1 to 3 mm thick. These 2 materials provided structural support for the retention of DFDBA particles supracrestally, and they supported the gingival flap as a space maintainer, preventing the collapse of the tissue onto the roots and existing bone. The results indicated successful supracrestal regeneration of horizontal defects when combining existing techniques and materials. The mean attachment gain for the 7 patients studied ranged from 2.6 to 3.0 mm.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


© 2020 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc

PRD Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us