The article “Use of Sintered Xenograft Over Allograft for Ridge Augmentation: Technique Note” (J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Mar;72(3):496-502. Block MS, et al.), describes using sintered xenograft (bovine) over an allograft which decreases resorption of the layered graft because “the sintering process increases the crystallinity of the bone particles, it may not clinically resorb and often will be present years after placement”.
I have a patient that has a cosmetic defect (high smile line) above an upper canine that is replace with a fixed bridge. She asked me to fill in the defect for cosmetic purposes. I feel the sintered graft approach mentioned in the article will offer a long lasting result. Any thoughts on the technique of Sintered Xenograft Over Allograft mentioned in the article? Which sintered xenograft did you use?