Tissue Engineering Approach to Implant Site Development

  • Dan Clark
  • Igor Roitman
  • Mark C. Fagan
  • Richard T. KaoEmail author


One of the greatest challenges for the surgical placement of dental implants is the lack of adequate bone volume. Many techniques are available but they are both technique sensitive, and the results are not always predictable. Tissue engineering through the use of biologics provides a strategy for enhancing bone regeneration. Though this is a relatively new strategy, this chapter focuses on technologies that are available for clinicians to utilize at this time.


Tissue engineering Dental implant Implant site preparation Bone grafting Osseous regeneration Growth factors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Clark
    • 1
  • Igor Roitman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mark C. Fagan
    • 3
  • Richard T. Kao
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of PeriodontologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Private practiceMenlo ParkUSA
  3. 3.Private practiceSan JoseUSA
  4. 4.Private practiceCupertinoUSA

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