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Volume 3 , Issue 3
Fall 1988

Pages 203-207

Dense Hydroxyapatite Root Replica Implantation: Measurement of Mandibular Ridge Preservation

W. Sattayasanskul, DDS, MMed Sci/ I.M. Brook, BDS, MDS, FDS/D.J. Lamb, BDS, MDS, FDS

PMID: 3248855

A clinical trial is reported in which the roots of extracted mandibular teeth were replaced by dense hydroxyapatite root replica implants (Calcitite®, Calcitek Inc, San Diego, Calif) prior to the insertion of immediate complete dentures. The degree of alveolar resorption that took place was compared in a test and control group. After a follow-up period of 1 year, patients provided with root replica implants were found to have significantly higher and wider residual ridges than control patients. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1988;3:203-207.)

Key words: alveolar resorption, hydroxyapatite, ridge preservation

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