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Volume 22 , Issue 3
May/June 2007

Pages 478483

Preliminary Clinical and Histologic Evaluation of a Bilateral 3-Dimensional Reconstruction in an Atrophic Mandible: A Case Report

Salvatore Longoni, MD, DDS / Matteo Sartori, DDS, DIU / Domenico Apruzzese, MD, DDS / Marco Baldoni, MD, DMD

PMID: 17622016

This article presents the case report of the bilateral 3-dimensional reconstruction of a posterior mandible in a 48-year-old woman. Titanium meshes and Regenaform demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft were used for bone regeneration. After 5 months the titanium mesh was removed, and after another 4 months, 4 Straumann sandblasted, large-grit, acid-etched implants were placed, 2 on each side of the mandible. During implantation a bone specimen was collected and sent for histologic examination. The definitive fixed prosthesis was fabricated after an additional 4 months. The clinical and histologic results are shown. The implants were followed for 18 months after implant loading; no signs of bone loss or infection were observed. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2007;22:478483

Key words: bone regeneration, demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft, dental implants, titanium mesh

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