A Clinical and Histologic Examination in Humans of the Osseous Response to Implanted Natural Bone Mineral
The purpose of this study was to assess the osseous response to implanted particles of an anorganic xenograft bone mineral. Bio-Oss, in six patients with severely resorbed alveolar ridges. The observation period varied between 9 and 44 months; in five of six patients, long-term bo ne regeneration around the implants was observed. Histolgoic examination of biopsy material obtained from the graft area showed Bio-Oss particles still present in all patients after the varying observation periods. This raises the question whether Bio-Oss may be regarded as a resorbable material, as previously reported.