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Volume 31 , Issue 5
September/October 2011

Pages 564 (e71-e79)

Long-Term Onlay Graft Volume Maintenance in Aggressive Periodontitis Patients

Fernando Verdugo, DDS/Alon Frydman, DDS/Ana Castillo, PhD/José Pontón, PhD/Hessam Nowzari, PhD

PMID: 21845240
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.1014

Treatment planning in the esthetic zone has classically presented some of the greatest challenges to the practitioner. The purpose of this article is to describe a staged, multidisciplinary approach and follow-up to a case of aggressive periodontitis. Microbial sampling for suspected periodontopathogens was taken before and after treatment. Qualitative polymerase chain reaction analysis was done to detect the presence of cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus type 1 6 years after active periodontal therapy. A control computed tomography scan taken 5.5 years postaugmentation showed stable bone levels and excellent volume maintenance of the transplanted block graft. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2011;31:e71–e79.)

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