Alveolar ridge preservation: which grafting material?


This review of grafting materials for alveolar ridge preservation included 38 small RCTs. 34 different materials were investigated with the findings suggesting that no grafting material increased new bone formation between 3 and 6 months after tooth extraction.

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Limited evidence for the impact of the dental implant-abutment connection on crestal bone


Insertion of dental implants is commonly associated with bone remodeling. A number of biological, technical and biomedical factors are considered to affect the degree of remodeling. The aim of this review was to assess the impact of implant– abutment configuration and the positioning of the machined collar/microgap on crestal bone level changes? PubMed and the [read the full story…]

Changes to the mouth following tooth extraction


Tooth extraction is the most common surgical procedure and is associated with changes to the supporting structures. The aim of this review was to assess the magnitude of dimensional change of both the hard and soft tissues of the alveolar ridges after tooth extraction. The Medline and Cochrane Central databases were searched and a selection [read the full story…]