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Volume 13 , Issue 3
May/June 1993

Pages 245-253


Placement of hydroxyapatite-coated endosseous implants in fresh extraction sites: a case report

Knox/Lee/Meffert


PMID: 8262721
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0051

This case illustrates the use of the principles of guided tissue regeneration to achieve osseointegration of an endosseous dental implant. One implant was placed immediately, with hydroxyapatite and a barrier membrane, in an extraction site, while another was placed in a healed site. Eighteen months postinsertion, the implant placed in the extraction socket exhibited better maintenance of crestal height than did the implant inserted in the healed site.


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