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Volume 4 , Issue 1
Spring 1989

Pages 19-25

Generation of New Bone Around Titanium Implants Using a Membrane Technique: An Experimental Study in Rabbits

Christer Dahlin, DDS/Lars Sennerby, DDS/Ulf Lekholm, DDS, Odont Dr/Anders Linde, MSc, DDS, Odont Dr/Sture Nyman, DDS, Odont Dr

PMID: 2599578

Insufficient bone volume may be a significant problem in connection with dental implants. In this study, a technique based on the principle of guided tissue regeneration was tested for its ability to generate bone tissue around titanium implants. Implants were inserted in tibiae of rabbits. To create a secluded space for osteogenesis and to prevent soft tissue ingrowth, a porous Teflon membrane was placed around exposed parts of the implant. Where a membrane had been used, the threads of the implant were completely covered with significant amounts of new bone. This study indicates that the membrane technique is a reconstructive surgical method that may be applicable to create new bone around exposed parts of titanium implants in a clinical setting. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1989;4:19-25.)

Key words: bone regeneration, osteogenesis, Teflon membrane, titanium implant

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