Would it be possible for me to increase the bone volume of the alveolar ridge by decorticating the cortical bone and then placing PRF alone? Could the PRF hold the space to convert to bone?
Discussions related to bone grafting during dental implant procedures.
I discovered that there had been a rupture in the Schneidarian membrane and a load of allograft has been displaced into the posterior sinus cavity.
The patient returned for the 1-year follow up and I noted significant bone loss around the implant in #30 site.
I have treatment planned a patient for installing an implant and doing a bone graft at the same time. The problem is that the alveolar ridge will require augmentation in both vertical and horizontal dimensions.
What is the best time to perform gingival grafting in order to increase the zone of attached gingiva around dental implants?
Can I put at Collaplug [resorbable collagen] on top of the membrane or should I leave it as it and allow it to heal?
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?