Immediate Implant Placement and GBR in Humans: A Case Report and Histologic Evaluation
Paul A. Fugazzotto, DDS
An IMZ titanium plasma-sprayed implant was placed at the time of removal of a fractured mandibular left first premolar. Porous hydroxyapatite (Interpore 200) was placed on one side of the residual defect around the implant, and the entire defect was covered with a Gore-Tex membrane. The implant, with surrounding newly reformed hard tissues, was removed in a block section 13 months postoperative. Histologic examination demonstrated regeneration of living bone tissues, the attainment of osseointegration, and incorporation of the Interpore 200 into surrounding bone.