A case series of vertical ridge augmentation using a nonresorbable membrane: A multicenter study

Gerardo Mendoza-Azpur, Pier Gallo, Frank Mayta-Tovalino, Renato Alva, Erick Valdivia

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Abstract

Vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) using titanium-reinforced dense polytetrafluorethylene (d-PTFE) membranes has been associated with promising clinical outcomes. This retrospective multicenter case series was prepared for the purpose of identifying the elements that contribute to the predictability of this surgical technique. VRA procedures were carried out in 35 patients (13 male and 22 female) with an age range of 43 to 76 years. The average bone gain was 5.44 mm. In the Kaplan-Meier estimates of cumulative survival calculated at 15 months, membrane exposure (P = .045) was a predictor for VRA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-816
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

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