Evaluation of Alveolar Ridge Height Gained by Vertical Ridge Augmentation Using Titanium Mesh and Novabone Putty in Posterior Mandible
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The purpose of this case series was to report the clinical and radiographical outcomes of vertical ridge augmentation in edentulous posterior mandible using a combination of titanium mesh with novabone putty.
Material and Method
Twenty patients were included, and grafting was done using alloplastic novabone putty supported by titanium mesh as the barrier for guided bone regeneration.
Sixteen patients exhibited good soft tissue healing. Postoperative flap dehiscence occurred relatively early in the healing period in one patient followed by graft extrusion and delayed healing in other three patients. The mean vertical height of augmented bone was 4.825 ± 1.1387 mm.
This report demonstrates the remarkable efficacy of guided bone regeneration using a combination of titanium mesh and novabone putty for vertical ridge augmentation, thus expanding the indications for implant therapy and allowing recovery of the three-dimensional esthetic architecture in a severely resorbed alveolar ridge.
KeywordsAlveolar ridge augmentation Dental implants Bone regeneration
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Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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