Program Track: Periodontal Plastic/Oral Reconstructive Surgery
Moderator: Philip R. Melnick
Speakers: Massimo Simion, Nicholas Toscano
Alveolar bone resorption is an inevitable consequence of tooth loss. This process takes on added significance when it occurs in the “esthetic zone”. Ridge deformities in the pre-maxilla have been a great challenge to clinicians, and their management can stand between implant “survival” and “success”. This program will look at the three-dimensional reconstruction of the deficient pre-maxilla from two perspectives: the use of autogenous bone and utilization of a xenograft scaffold infused with a potent growth factor, rh-PDGF-BB.