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December 28, 2016
By Massimo Simion, MD, DDS
Supported by OsteoHealth
After years of research, development, and evolution, vertical ridge augmentation techniques using guided bone regeneration with membranes and grafts for implant placement are now simpler than in the past and less invasive for patients, and different approaches can be used depending on the severity of the case. This article reviews the significant periods in the development of vertical ridge augmentation techniques, as well as key research findings demonstrating the efficacy of this approach for augmenting and regenerating bone at implant sites.
Identify the key periods in and discuss significant findings from the research and development of vertical ridge augmentation techniques using guided bone regeneration with membranes.
Describe the materials incorporated into vertical ridge augmentation techniques to help simplify the procedures.
Explain the differences between and the protocols involved with the simultaneous approach and the staged approach to vertical ridge augmentation.
About the Author
Massimo Simion, MD, DDS
Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Milan School of Dentistry, Milan, Italy