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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

FUENTES, Ramón et al. The Behavior of Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) in Post-Extraction Sockets. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.2, pp.394-398. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022012000200005.

Autogenous bone grafts are considered to be the gold standard in bone regeneration because of their osteogenic activity; however, due to limited availability of intraoral donor sites and the need to resolve the demands of patients requires an alternative to these. Two male patients were submitted to implant surgery in two stages with 6 months intervals between each of them: the first was exodontia and placement of DBM graft into the socket; the second stage was the drill with a 2 mm internal diameter trephine in center of the alveolar ridge previously grafted with DBM and subsequent implant placement. The samples were analyzed under histological techniques. A very mature bone was observed at 6 months after DBM graft placement in the sockets, showing it to be a good alternative as bone graft.

Keywords : Bone regeneration; Biomaterials; DBM; Socket.

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