Periosteal envelope flap as a technique for horizontal bone augmentation: A case series study

Arab, S. and Arab, H. R. and Aghaloo, M. and Shiezadeh, F. and Tajik, S. and Moeintaghavi, A. (2018) Periosteal envelope flap as a technique for horizontal bone augmentation: A case series study. Open Dentistry Journal, 12 (1). pp. 995-1003.

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Background: Following tooth extraction, the alveolar bone is typically subject to irrevocable and progressive changes that are collectively referred to as natural bone resorption. This process eventually results in a deficiency of the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the bone. Conventionally, various methods are used to repair alveolar defects resulting from tooth extraction, and to achieve vertical or horizontal bone regeneration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of periosteal pocket flap on the enhancement of horizontal length in alveolar bone regeneration. Methods: Twenty-two patients (7 men, 15 women) aged 45–60 years were enrolled in this study. Periosteal envelope flaps and Cerabone were used to increase alveolar bone thickness. Ridge width was measured preoperatively and 4-6 months postoperatively using cone-beam computed tomography. The pre-and postoperative results were compared using the paired t-test. Results: An average of 2.53 mm (P < 0.001) horizontal enhancement of the alveolar ridge was achieved. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that the use of a periosteal pocket flap with xenograft material is an excellent method which increase more than 2 mm alveolar bone width. As the study sample was small, further clinical investigations with larger samples are recommended. © 2018 Arab et al.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Moeintaghavi, A.; Oral & Maxillofacial Diseases Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Vakilabad Blvd., Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bone graft GBR Horizontal augmentation Osteogenic cells Periosteal pocket Periosteal pocket flap
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 06:24
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 06:24

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