Long-term follow-up of the use of nonporous hydroxyapatite for augmentation of the alveolar ridge

Mohamed El Deeb, Paul C. Tompach, A. T. Morstad, Paul Kwon

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Abstract

Particulate hydroxyapatite (HA) was used in the augmentation of 18 mandibular and four maxillary ridges in 21 patients whose cases were followed postoperatively for 5 to 7 years. Patients were evaluated clinically, radiographically, and through questionnaires. Prosthodontic assessment of retention and stability of dentures showed improvement 5 years postoperatively. Patients receiving HA rated their dentures favorably using parameters of the Cornell Medical Index. The results of this study show that particulate HA alone can be used as a satisfactory material for augmentation of the alveolar ridge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1991

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