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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 3 (1988), No. 3     1. Sep. 1988
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 3 (1988), No. 3  (01.09.1988)

Page 203-207

Dense Hydroxyapatite Root Replica Implantation: Measurement of Mandibular Ridge Preservation
Sattayasanskul, W. / Brook, I. M. / Lamb, D. J.
A clinical trial is reported in which the roots of extracted mandibular teeth were replaced by dense hydroxyapatite root replica implants (Calcitite®, Calcitek Inc, San Diego, Calif) prior to the insertion of immediate complete dentures. The degree of alveolar resorption that took place was compared in a test and control group. After a follow-up period of 1 year, patients provided with root replica implants were found to have significantly higher and wider residual ridges than control patients.

Keywords: alveolar resorption, hydroxyapatite, ridge preservation