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Volume 6 , Issue 2
Summer 1991

Pages 127-135

Guided Bone Regeneration Next to Osseointegrated Implants in Humans

H.C. Wachtel, Dr Med Dent/A. Langford, Dr Med Dent/J-P Bernimoulin, Prof, Dr Med Dent, Dr Med/P. Reichart, Prof, Dr Med Dent

PMID: 1809666

The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the technique of guided tissue regeneration on a clinical and histologic level for generating new bone adjacent to osseointegrated implants. Cylindrical, press-fitted, titanium plasma flame-coated implants were modified by a disk screwed onto the implant. After implant insertion, the disk-implant assembly was covered by an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane. In one group, the space underneath the membrane was filled with hydroxylapatite granules; in the control group, no membrane was used. Clinical and histologic results demonstrate that the principle of guided tissue regeneration is applicable to osteogenesis in humans. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1991;6:127-135.)

Key words: bone regeneration, guided tissue regeneration, osteogenesis, Teflon membrane

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