of the alveolar ridge after the trauma of dental extraction varies, but unless a
socket preservation procedure is performed some loss of the alveolar ridge is
inevitable. When the alveolar ridge is significantly resorbed bone regeneration
is needed to provide an adequate housing for dental implants. REGEN BIOCEMENT was designed to facilitate appositional bone growth to predictably regenerate
bone lost from disease, trauma or atrophy.
This patient presented with a
failed bridge and wanted dental implants. An inadequate buccal-lingual width
of approximately 4mm prevented the placement of dental implants without ridge augmentation.
This radiograph shows the
edentulous ridge with the added complication of a foreign body in the area of
Crestal incisions expose the
atrophied alveolar ridge. The foreign body is
located and removed utilizing buccal access to the foreign body located in the
center of the alveolar ridge.
The defect resulting from removal
of the foreign object is filled and the alveolar ridge is augmented with
resorbable LD hydroxylapatite mixed with REGEN BIOCEMENT wetted with HYDRASE. The mix is
easily formed to the desired shape of the new alveolar ridge.
An OSSIX collagen membrane is
placed and primary closure is achieved with vicril 40 sutures.
One week post op
Two week post op radiograph.
Two week post op radiograph
One month post op of rebuilt ridge
on left adjacent to the original ridge on right for comparison.
HYDRASE by STEINER LABORATORIES
REGEN BIOCEMENT by STEINER LABORATORIES
DEMINERALIZED FREEZE DRIED BONE ALLOGRAPH
OSSIX resorbable collagen membrane