Review suggests that of guided tissue regeneration with absorbable collagen membranes may improve clinical outcomes for periodontal patients

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Periodontitis results in damage to the bone and connective tissues supporting the teeth. The use of barrier membranes aims to assist regeneration of periodontal tissues in order to overcome some of the limitations of conventional treatment.  The aim of this review was to assess the outcomes of guided tissue regeneration (GTR) using an absorbable collagen [read the full story…]

Limited low quality evidence for success rate of implants placed in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated areas

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A certain amount of bone is required for the placement of dental implants  and a range of techniques applied to  reconstruct alveolar bone in order to place dental  implants.  The aim of this review was to assess the success rate of implants placed in horizontal and vertical guided bone regenerated (GBR) areas. What did they [read the full story…]

Combination therapies performed better than single ones for treating periodontal bony defects, but additional benefits were small

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A range of regenerative treatments have been used for the  treatment of periodontal infrabony defects. Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) and enamel matrix derivatives (EMD) are two popular treatment and they have both been used in combination with other treatment.   This network meta-analysis was conducted to assess the potential effects of the various combinations. Unlike a [read the full story…]