Can I put at Collaplug [resorbable collagen] on top of the membrane or should I leave it as it and allow it to heal?
Discussions related to bone grafting during dental implant procedures.
Is it better to get partial coverage over the wound site and membrane with minimal tension or is it better to completely cover the membrane with a flap, even if it is under some tension?
I am not sure when where I should use Cortical bone particulate for grafting and where I should use Cancellous bone.
How do we know which bone graft material is best for each surgical situation?
How is the PRF Kit from Choukroun any different than the conventional centrifuge machine?
For a case that has had significant bone grafting prior to implant placement, do you find separate implants with individual connectors easier to maintain in the long run?
I’m interested in Osteogen’s use for socket preservation. When can the dental implant be placed following socket preservation?
I am trying to utilize the PRF, Platelet Rich Fibrin, protocol, but I do not know what centrifuge speed and spinning protocol I should use for the PRF.
I have a patient who has been daignosed with Multiple Myeloma, since PRGF is Plasma Rich in Growth Factors and Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the Plasma Cells, would using PRGF in the extraction sites concentrate cancer cells in the jawbone?
With all these other graft materials available, and their proven efficacy, is there still justification for creating a second surgical site to harvest an autogenous graft?
With the advent of MIAMBE (Minimally Invasive Antral Membrane Balloon Elevation), another technique is being used with success that offers advantages and disadvantages.
There has been considerable interest in using mesenchymal stem cells and pluripotent cells for bone
regeneration. This is especially important for use in stimulating bone regeneration in extractions sites.
I have a patient who will require bone augmentation of the alveolar ridge at the maxillary first molar site.
In my training, we were required to place membranes over every bone graft, but I have observed that some oral surgeons do not always use membranes to cover their bone grafts sites, and I have had many difficulties with membranes.
What is the best way to close a maxillary flap without tension over the alveolar ridge? I have had some trouble with large particulate bone grafts with titanium mesh or block grafts.
I have a patient with implant in #3 area. The zone of keratinized tissue following 2nd stage surgery is inadequate.
I would like to preserve this implant. Are there any kinds of bone grafting procedures and techniques that I could do to accomplish this?
Some experienced clinicians suggest the long term viability of the implant post block grafting is poor.
Considering there is no blood supply to the graft material early on, I believe the addition of antibiotics to the graft can be helpful to prevent infection of the bone graft and less than desirable results.
What is the consensus on using free gingival graft (FGG) or connective tissue graft (CTG) as a membrane over the top of graft sites with slight exposure of the FGG or CTG, if primary closure is not fully obtained?
Are people using B-TCP as a sole grafting material? Can you expect predictable results using B-TCP for 4 and 3 walled defects?
Is the resulting bone formation derived from such a synthetic material, like Fortoss Vital, sufficient enough for implant placement or is a bone block inevitable?
I did a bone graft and the area has now become infected. I want to get some advice on this and similar cases.
I would like to get some opinions on which membrane to use when I graft with mineralized freeze dried bone allograft material.
Anyone have a similar experience in the mandibular second molar area or have insight as to what maybe causing these clinical symptoms?