Journal article

Alveolar ridge preservation and early implant placement at maxillary central incisor sites: A prospective case series study

Stephen T Chen, Ivan Darby

Clinical Oral Implants Research | WILEY | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: To assess whether alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) with 90% deproteinized bovine bone mineral in a 10% collagen matrix (DBBMC) and resorbable type I/III porcine collagen matrix (CM) maintains sufficient bone volume for early implant placement 8 to 10 weeks after extraction of maxillary central incisors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case series study of 10 consecutively enrolled patients, sockets of maxillary single central incisors requiring extraction and early implant placement were grafted with DBBMC/CM. Ridge dimensions were measured pre-extraction and just prior to implant placement. RESULTS: ARP maintained sufficient bone volume for implants to be placed in all sites. Compa..

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