Human autopsy study of peri-implant dehiscence defects with guided bone regeneration: A case report

Jae Kook Cha, Mariano Sanz, Ui Won Jung

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This report presents a histologic assessment of guided bone regeneration for dehiscence defects treated with bovine bone mineral or a combination of autogenous and synthetic bone. The samples were obtained from an autopsy specimen donated by a patient, which is a rare opportunity to evaluate long-term results of guided bone regeneration and osseointegration. The values for bone-to-implant contact were similar in both sites. The augmentation with bovine bone mineral demonstrated bone reconstruction after 1 year, whereas the augmentation with autogenous and synthetic bone failed to maintain the augmented volume, eventually leading to mucosal recession after 5.5 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-524
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics

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