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Volume 20 , Issue 4
July/August 2000

Pages 383-389

Hard Tissue Ridge Augmentation Using a Resorbable Membrane and a Particulate Graft Without Complete Flap Closure

Ginger Kirkland, DMD, MS/Henry Greenwell, DMD, MSD/Connie Drisko, DDS/John W. Wittwer, DDS, MS/John Yancey, PhD/George Rebitski, BS

PMID: 11203578
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0374

Twelve patients with isolated alveolar ridge defects bordered by teeth on each side were treated and followed for 12 months. The treatment involved use of a resorbable membrane and a particulate graft without complete flap closure. Measurements taken at 12 months showed a significant mean osseous gain of 3.27 3.73 mm in mid-defect ridge width and an increase in height of 1.90 2.50 mm.

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