Effect of pulverized natural bone mineral on regeneration of three-wall intrabony defects. A preclinical study.

Ivanovic, Aleksandar; Bosshardt, Dieter; Mihatovic, I; Schwarz, F; Gruber, Reinhard; Sculean, Anton (2014). Effect of pulverized natural bone mineral on regeneration of three-wall intrabony defects. A preclinical study. Clinical oral investigations, 18(4), pp. 1319-1328. Springer 10.1007/s00784-013-1089-x

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AIMS The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of a paste-like bone substitute material with easy handling properties and improved mechanical stability on periodontal regeneration of intrabony defects in dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Mandibular and maxillary first and third premolars were extracted, and three-wall intrabony defects were created on second and fourth premolars. After a healing period of 3 months, acute type defects were filled with a paste-like formulation of deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) (particle size, 0.125-0.25 mm) in a collagenous carrier matrix (T1), pulverized DBBM (particle size, 0.125-0.25 mm) without the carrier (T2), or Bio-Oss® granules (particle size, 0.25-1.00 mm) as control (C). All defects were covered with a Bio-Gide® membrane. The dogs were sacrificed after 12 weeks, and the specimens were analyzed histologically and histometrically. RESULTS Postoperative healing of all defects was uneventful, and no histological signs of inflammation were observed in the augmented and gingival regions. New cementum, new periodontal ligament, and new bone were observed in all three groups. The mean vertical bone gain was 3.26 mm (T1), 3.60 mm (T2), and 3.81 mm (C). That of new cementum was 2.25 mm (T1), 3.88 mm (T2), and 3.53 mm (C). The differences did not reach statistical significance. The DBBM particles were both incorporated in new bone and embedded in immature bone marrow. CONCLUSIONS The results of this preclinical study showed that the 0.125-0.25-mm DBBM particles in a powder or paste formulation resulted in periodontal regeneration comparable to the commercially available DBBM. Osteoconductivity, in particular, was not affected by DBBM size or paste formulation. CLINICAL RELEVANCE The improved handling properties of the paste-like bone substitute consisting of small DBBM particles embedded in a collagen-based carrier hold promise for clinical applications.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > School of Dental Medicine, Periodontics Research
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Periodontology

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Ivanovic, Aleksandar; Bosshardt, Dieter; Gruber, Reinhard and Sculean, Anton


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Eveline Carmen Schuler

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08 Jan 2015 10:49

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