The Use of Biocompatible Membranes in Oral Surgery: The Past, Present & Future Directions. A Narrative Review

Ioannis Kormas, Alessandro Pedercini, Hatem Alassy, Larry F. Wolff

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Abstract

The use of biocompatible membranes in periodontal and oral surgery is an important part of regeneration. Over the years, several different membranes have been developed, ranging from non-resorbable membranes that have to be removed in a separate procedure, to collagen membranes that completely resorb on their own, thus avoiding the need for a second surgery. Autogenous membranes are becoming increasingly popular in more recent years. These membranes can be used with a great variety of techniques in the four main hard tissue regenerative procedures: guided tissue regeneration, alveolar ridge preservation, guided bone regeneration and sinus floor augmentation. A review of the literature was conducted in order to identify the most commonly used membranes in clinical practice, as well as the most promising ones for regeneration procedures in the future. The information provided in this review may serve as a guide to clinicians, in order to select the most applicable membrane for the clinical case treated as the correct choice of materials may be critical in the procedure’s success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number841
JournalMembranes
Volume12
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2022

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Keywords

  • alveolar ridge preservation
  • guided bone regeneration
  • guided tissue regeneration
  • membranes
  • sinus floor augmentation

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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