I used Easy-Graft for the first time. The brochure that came with the product states that I could place implants again in 3-4 months because the graft will have undergone osseointegration.
I have learned about a new collagen matrix membrane product called Mucograft. The material is supposed to promote the regeneration of keratinized ginigva in association with grafting or tissue augmentation procedures.
The patient has returned now with the chief complaint of complete numbness of her lower lip on the side the surgery was done. Should I approach this from the perspective of a complication of the surgery or a complication of the graft material?
Have a patient who had GBR, everything was going well until I started preparing the osteotomy sites.
In general, how much bone graft volume – in cubic centimeters – is adequate for sinus graft procedure in the areas of #2,3,4?
How long do you leave in the non-resorbable membrane itself after you do the bone graft?
I am going to do a cortico-cancellous block graft in the anterior mandible. Is complete decortications of the recipient site absolutely necessary?
I have not been able to find specific guidelines for measuring and assessing the zone of keratinized tissue around potential implant sites.
I attended a course on implant site development where several lecturers from Europe recommend particulate or autograft mixed with particulate grafts stabilized with metal screws and covered with a titanium or Teflon/titanium supported membrane.
Are there any materials that can be mixed and applied over the graft to harden and contain the graft material? Is there a reasonable alternative to barrier membranes?
Bone grafting at the time of extraction adds the cost of the graft and membrane. But if later a block graft is required to develop the site for implant placement, that is even more costly and may entail two surgical procedures.
I have read about PRP and PRGF and have attended lectures on the subject. It seems like the literature establishes a strong case for the benefits of using these in bone grafts to enhance regeneration and healing.
What is the current thinking on grafting extraction sites? My understanding is that if the buccal cortical plate is intact there is no need to graft.
There is a bewildering array of different materials available for bone grafting procedures. How do you choose which bone graft material to use?
My surgeon has told me that after he does these procedures I will have to wait 9 -12 months for the bone grafts to completely heal before he can go in and place the implant fixtures.
I read an article in a peer reviewed dental journal describing a new technique for achieving more predictable results in bone grafting implants where the threads have been exposed.
I was wondering if I would decrease my chance for post-operative infection if I mix an antibiotic with the bone graft material?
How long do you have to wait after a hip graft before placement of implants in the maxilla?
I have a healthy young adult male who is missing #7 and I’m planning a single free-standing dental implant fixture. The buccolingual dimension of the alveolar ridge in that area appears to have a buccal concavity.
Can I place the implant and then pack the Puros around it?
I’m not sure if I will be able to achieve primary stability. If not, do I have to go back in and to remove the titanium screws that I used to hold the block graft in place?
I have seen advertisements for Osteocel, which describe this as a bone matrix product containing stem cells
I re-entered the site and placed two implants. The block graft cracked. I filled the fractured areas with Bio-Oss and covered it with a membrane.
I have an implant case which involved ridge splitting, implant placement, guided bone regeneration using Bio-Oss (Osteohealth) and Epiguide membrane (Riemser) in the left posterior mandible area (35-37).
I know this seems like a silly question but is it possible to have an allergic reaction to Bio-Oss or Bio-Gide (Gestlich)?