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Guided bone regeneration by means of a preformed titanium foil: A case of severe atrophy of edentulous posterior mandible

By Mirko Andreasi Bassi, Carlo Andrisani, Michele Antonio Lopez, Rosa Maria Gaudio, Luca Lombardo and Francesco Carinci


The aim of this case report was to evaluate the potential of preformed titanium foil (PTF) as membrane, used together with a mouldable allograft paste, for guided bone regeneration in a case of severe mandibular posterior atrophy involving the alveolar nerve. In order to create a rigid barrier to the competitive growth of soft tissues and a stable volume for the colonization of the osteoprogenitor cells, a foil of pure titanium was pre-shaped by means of a stereolithographic model, obtained from a CT-scan of the patient. This procedure showed promising results, allowing to maximize the outcome and simplifying the surgical phase

Year: 2016
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