Socket preservation and sinus augmentation using a medical grade calcium sulfate hemihydrate and mineralized irradiated cancellous bone allograft composite

Robert Bagoff, Sachin Mamidwar, Ioana Chesnoiu-Matei, John L. Ricci, Harold Alexander, Nick M. Tovar

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Abstract

Regeneration and preservation of bone after the extraction of a tooth are necessary for the placement of a dental implant. The goal is to regenerate alveolar bone with minimal postoperative pain. Medical grade calcium sulfate hemihydrate (MGCSH) can be used alone or in combination with other bone grafts; it improves graft handling characteristics and particle containment of particle-based bone grafts. In this case series, a 1:1 ratio mix of MGCSH and mineralized irradiated cancellous bone allograft (MICBA) was mixed with saline and grafted into an extraction socket in an effort to maintain alveolar height and width for future implant placement. MGCSH can be used in combination with other bone grafts and can improve handling characteristics and graft particle containment of particle-based bone grafts. In the cases described, we found that an MGCSH:MICBA graft can potentially be an effective bone graft composite. It has the ability to act as a space maintainer and as an osteoconductive trellis for bone cells, thereby promoting bone regeneration in the extraction socket. MGCSH, a cost-effective option, successfully improved MICBA handling characteristics, prevented soft tissue ingrowth, and assisted in the regeneration of bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-371
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Oral Implantology
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Bone regeneration
  • Calcium sulfate
  • Extraction socket
  • Socket reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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