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Volume 32 , Issue 6
December 2012

Pages 721 (e204e209)

Alveolar Ridge Reconstruction with a Composite Alloplastic Biomaterial

David M. Kim, DDS, DMSc/Marcelo Camelo, DDS/Myron Nevins, DDS/Ardavan Fateh, DDS/Peter Schupbach, PhD/Marc Nevins, DMD, MMSc

PMID: 23057064
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.1109

The purpose of this case report was to analyze the outcome of alveolar ridge reconstruction procedures with composite alloplastic biomaterial (biphasic calcium phosphate composed of 30% hydroxyapatite and 70% β-tricalcium phosphate) for the treatment of large alveolar ridge defects. The clinical and histologic findings demonstrated that this alloplastic biomaterial can be used to potentially regenerate large alveolar ridge defects. This composite biomaterial appears to be safe, biocompatible, and osteoconductive. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012;32:e204e209.)

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