The key to success for dental implants lies in the volume and quality of the bone in the recipient.
Because a scarce amount of bone is often a problem, guided bone regeneration is a well-established solution.
A study in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology demonstrates complete bone regeneration of critical-size bone defects using a composite alloplastic graft of beta-tricalcium phosphate (&beta-TCP) in a calcium sulfate matrix without a membrane barrier.
Tricalcium phosphate, which is considered bioactive and biocompatible, is an alloplastic ceramic material that shows promise as a bone graft substitute.
The full text of the article, "Bone Regeneration Using Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate in a Calcium Sulfate Matrix," is available at beta-tricalcium phosphate.
To learn more about the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the home of the Journal of Oral Implantology, visit American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
To read more about bone regeneration, go to bone regeneration.
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