The field of bone regeneration for implant site development continues to evolve. Advancements in tissue engineering allow us to utilize growth factors to improve outcomes and offer alternatives to the use of autologous bone grafts. However, in the management of significant alveolar defects and advanced jaw atrophy, autologous bone remains the preferred method for osseous reconstruction. Bone augmentation techniques that provide predictable results with minimal morbidity have been developed. Methods to enhance the outcome of bone grafting procedures, including diagnosis and planning, site development, and implant placement, will be discussed.
Craig M. Misch, DDS, MDS, received postgraduate certificates in prosthodontics and oral implantology and a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Misch completed specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at St Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh and is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He currently practices as a dual specialist in Sarasota, Florida. Dr Misch is a clinical associate professor at New York University in the Department of Implant Dentistry and at the University of Florida in the Department of Prosthodontics. He is on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Osseointegration and serves on the editorial board for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants.
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