A latex membrane, as an alternative device in the GTR technique: preliminary report on its biocompatibility

G. Ciapetti, S. Stea, A. Pizzoferrato, L. Checchi, G. A. Pelliccioni

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Abstract

Polymeric materials are of widespread use for many clinical applications, including dentistry. Periodontal guided tissue regeneration (GTR) is a technique developed to treat periodontal disease: it implies that new connective tissue attachment and bone regeneration are achieved, whereas epithelial migration is prevented by the placement of a barrier membrane. This study has focused on the toxicity in vitro of different polymeric membranes, either commercial or experimental, with a latex rubber membrane being of special interest for use as an implant material in guided tissue regeneration in periodontology. A cell culture system tested by quantitative assay methods offered a reliable tool which provided meaningful results on the first level biocompatibility of such membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-650
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Volume5
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biophysics

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