Enhancing extraction socket therapy with a biphasic calcium sulfate.

Robert A. Horowitz, Michael D. Rohrer, Hari S. Prasad, Nick Tovar, Ziv Mazor

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Abstract

Studies have shown that tooth extraction results in loss of bone volume, which compromises dental implant placement. Prevention of site collapse at the time of extraction is recommended. In this 4-month case series, 40 patients were treated with an innovative biphasic calcium sulfate graft, demonstrating its ability to preserve or augment socket volume and resorb in the time period desired between extraction and implant placement. Some representative samples were retrieved at the time of implant placement and evaluated histologically and morphometrically for vital bone formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-426, 428
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Volume33
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2012

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