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Histological Features and Biocompatibility of Bone and Soft Tissue Substitutes in the Atrophic Alveolar Ridge Reconstruction


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1 Center for Edentulism and Jawbone Atrophies, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico, Department of Oral Sciences, University of Milan, 20141 Milan, Italy
2 Oral Surgery and Implantology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico, University of Milan, 20141 Milan, Italy
3 Human Pathology Department, School of Dentistry University of Messina, 98100 Messina, Italy
4 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA 95231, United States
 

The reconstruction of the atrophic alveolar ridges for implant placement is today a common procedure in dentistry daily practice. The surgical reconstruction provides for the optimization of the supporting bone for the implants and a restoration of the amount of keratinized gingiva for esthetic and functional reasons. In the past, tissue regeneration has been performed with autogenous bone and free gingival or connective tissue grafts. Nowadays, bone substitutes and specific collagen matrix allow for a complete restoration of the atrophic ridge without invasive harvesting procedures. A maxillary reconstruction of an atrophic ridge by means of tissue substitutes and its histological features are then presented.
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Carlo Maiorana
Center for Edentulism and Jawbone Atrophies, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico, Department of Oral Sciences, University of Milan, 20141 Milan, Italy
Mario Beretta
Oral Surgery and Implantology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico, University of Milan, 20141 Milan, Italy
Davide Rancitelli
Oral Surgery and Implantology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico, University of Milan, 20141 Milan, Italy
Giovanni Battista Grossi
Oral Surgery and Implantology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico, University of Milan, 20141 Milan, Italy
Marco Cicciu
Human Pathology Department, School of Dentistry University of Messina, 98100 Messina, Italy
Alan Scott Herford
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA 95231, United States

Abstract


The reconstruction of the atrophic alveolar ridges for implant placement is today a common procedure in dentistry daily practice. The surgical reconstruction provides for the optimization of the supporting bone for the implants and a restoration of the amount of keratinized gingiva for esthetic and functional reasons. In the past, tissue regeneration has been performed with autogenous bone and free gingival or connective tissue grafts. Nowadays, bone substitutes and specific collagen matrix allow for a complete restoration of the atrophic ridge without invasive harvesting procedures. A maxillary reconstruction of an atrophic ridge by means of tissue substitutes and its histological features are then presented.