Follow Us      

LOGIN
 
Share Page:
Back

Volume 21 , Issue 4
July/August 2001

Pages 345-355


Localized Ridge Augmentation Using GBR and Platelet-Rich Plasma: Case Reports

Richard Shanaman, DDS, Marc R. Filstein, MD, Michael J. Danesh-Meyer, BDS, MDS


PMID: 11519703
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0429

Combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with autogenous bone graft materials has recently been advocated as a means of enhancing rate and quality of new bone formation in regenerative procedures. The aim of this case series was to evaluate the potential of PRP in combination with bone allograft to enhance bone regeneration in alveolar ridge defects exhibiting both vertical and horizontal loss prior to the placement of dental implants. Augmentation resulted in clinical and radiographic gains in both vertical and horizontal components of the osseous defects, thereby facilitating subsequent placement of dental implants. Histologic evaluation of the cases revealed the presence of residual allograft particles surrounded by connective tissue as well as newly formed bone within the grafted areas. However, the addition of PRP did not appear to enhance the quality or quantity of new bone formation over that reported in comparable guided bone regeneration (GBR) studies without PRP. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2001;21:345-355.)


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.

 

© 2014 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc

PRD Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Archive
Author Guidelines
About
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Submit
Reprints
Permission
Advertising
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us
Help