Horizontal ridge augmentation using autogenous block grafts and the guided bone regeneration technique with collagen membranes : a clinical study with 42 patients

Objective
To analyze the clinical outcome of horizontal ridge augmentation using autogenous block grafts covered with anorganic bovine bone mineral (ABBM) and a bioabsorbable collagen membrane.
Conclusions
The presented technique of ridge augmentation using autogenous block grafts with ABBM filler and collagen membrane coverage demonstrated successful horizontal ridge augmentation with high predictability. The surgical method has been further simplified by using a resorbable membrane. The hydrophilic membrane was easy to apply, and did not cause wound infection in the rare instance of membrane exposure.
Author(s) Source
von Arx T, Buser D

Clinical Oral Implants Research August 2006, Volume 17 (4), p 359–366, Copyright © 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd., ISSN: 0905-7161

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