The Behavior of Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) in Post-Extraction Sockets

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022012000200005
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Ramón Fuentes; João Paulo Mardegan Issa; Mamie Mizusaki Iyomasa; Gonzalo Oporto; Ruth Prieto & Eduardo Borie

Summary

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.

KEY WORDS: Bone regeneration; Biomaterials; DBM; Socket.

How to cite this article

FUENTES, R.; ISSA, J.P.M.; IYOMASA, M.M.; OPORTO, G.; PRIETO, R.; BORIE, E. The behavior of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) in post-extraction sockets. Int. J. Morphol., 30(2):394-398, 2012.