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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 19 (1999), No. 5     1. Sep. 1999
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 19 (1999), No. 5  (01.09.1999)

Page 457-463

Immediate Implant Placement and GBR in Humans: A Case Report and Histologic Evaluation
Fugazzotto, Paul A.
An IMZ titanium plasma-sprayed implant was placed at the time of removal of a fractured mandibular left first premolar. Porous hydroxyapatite (Interpore 200) was placed on one side of the residual defect around the implant, and the entire defect was covered with a Gore-Tex membrane. The implant, with surrounding newly reformed hard tissues, was removed in a block section 13 months postoperative. Histologic examination demonstrated regeneration of living bone tissues, the attainment of osseointegration, and incorporation of the Interpore 200 into surrounding bone.