Vertical Ridge Augmentation of Edentulous Posterior Inferior Jaw Using Lumina Bone Porous Large®: A Clinical Case Report

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Abstract: The use of guided bone regeneration (GBR) has been gaining
more and more ground in the field of implant dentistry, due to higher confidence in the materials available. As this is a highly versatile technique, the same biological basis-cell exclusion–can be used to treat any type of defect. Vertical augmentation in the alveolar ridge is currently treated by the
GBR principle, predictably and with high success rates, using a rigid framework associated with a mix of hydroxyapatite and autogenous bone. Lyophilized bovine bone
is the hydroxyapatite of choice for this condition because it allows bone volume to be maintained over a long period of time, due to its slow resorption. Another important char-acteristic found in hydroxyapatite is its porosity since it allows – in addition to graft neo-vascularization–a greater ease of cell adhesion
when compared to crystalline materials. Thus, this clinical case presents the use (for the first time in the literature) of a vertical augmentation of an atrophic ridge using Criteria Lumina Bone Porous® as the hydroxy-apatite of choice for association with autogenous bone particles.