Evaluation of the Use of Iliac Cancellous Bone and Anorganic Bovine Bone in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxilla with Titanium Mesh: A Clinical and Histologic Investigation

Carlo Maiorana, Franco Santoro, Marco Rabagliati, Sergio Salina

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Abstract

The present article describes a titanium mesh procedure used for bone augmentation in the treatment of severe maxillary atrophy. A mix of iliac cancellous bone and anorganic bovine bone in a 1:1 ratio is proposed for achieving the best bone quality at the time of implant placement, which is performed 5 to 6 months after the augmentation surgery. This procedure provides for 3-stage surgery using a titanium mesh (which is removed 4 to 5 months later) to retain the cancellous bone/Bio-Oss mixture. Bone specimens taken 5 to 6 months after the augmentation procedure showed bone regeneration and the presence of vessels, indicating bone vitality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-432
Number of pages6
JournalThe International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Anorganic bovine bone
  • Bone graft
  • Osseointegration
  • Titanium mesh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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