Bone replacement following dental trauma prior to implant surgery: present status
2009 (English)In: Dental Traumatology, ISSN 1600-4469, E-ISSN 1600-9657, Vol. 25, no 1, 2-11 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Dento-alveolar trauma often leads to a need for reconstruction of the alveolar crest before an implant can be placed. Although autogenous bone grafts is considered the 'gold standard', this may be associated with patient morbidity and graft resorption. Consequently, the use of bone substitutes has increased. Today, a substantial number of biomaterials are available on the market, but only a few are well documented. The user should be aware that these biomaterials have different properties: resorbable or non-resorbable, time of resorption and resorption mechanism. The purpose of this review is to describe the function of various bone substitutes and indications for their use in reconstructive implant surgery and to give an overview of the current situation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 25, no 1, 2-11 p.
Medical and Health Sciences Dentistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129595DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2008.00690.xISI: 000262639700003PubMedID: 19208005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129595DiVA: diva2:344465