Share Page:

Volume 16 , Issue 3
May/June 2001

Pages 343354

Lateral Ridge Augmentation and Implant Placement: An Experimental Study Evaluating Implant Osseointegration in Different Augmentation Materials in the Canine Mandible

Thomas von Arx, DDS, Dr Med Dent, David L. Cochran, DDS, PhD, Joachim S. Hermann, DDS, Dr Med Dent, FICOI, Robert K. Schenk, MD, Prof Dr Med, Frank L. Higginbottom, DDS, Daniel Buser, DDS, Prof Dr Med Dent

PMID: 11432654

The present study investigated the osseointegration of dental implants with a titanium plasma-sprayed surface (TPS) in regenerated and native bone in an experimental dog study. Initially, lateral bone defects were created in the alveolar ridge on both sides of the mandible. Two months later, lateral ridge augmentation was performed with (1) autogenous corticocancellous block grafts, (2) autogenous corticocancellous block grafts and e-PTFE membrane, (3) tricalcium phosphate particles and e-PTFE membrane, or (4) canine-derived demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft particles and e-PTFE membrane. After 4 months, membranes were removed, and non-submerged titanium implants were placed in regenerated bone (test implants) and in native bone (control implants). Two months later, the animals were sacrificed and non-decalcified orofacial sections were evaluated histometrically. All implants demonstrated high percentages (59% to 75%) of bone-to-implant contact, with no significant differences across the various treatment groups. The different grafting techniques did not significantly influence the location of first bone-to-implant contact and the horizontal bone width at the most coronal bone level. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 2001;16:343354)

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


© 2022 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc JOMI Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Author Guidelines
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us