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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 398-400

Bone defect rehabilitation using lyophilized bone preshaped on a stereolithographic model

1 Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2 Department of Implantology, APCD, SP, Brazil
3 Department of Implantology, School of Dentistry, University of Guarulhos, SP, Brazil

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.188578

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Bone grafting provides ideal conditions to the patient's rehabilitation with dental implants. In addition, prototyped tridimensional models allow the surgical procedure to be simulated and enable important anatomic structures to be visualized. To present a bone defect rehabilitated with xenogenic bone preshaped on a stereolithographic model and the follow-up after 7 years of treatment. The present case report describes a bone defect rehabilitated with a lyophilized bone block preshaped on a stereolithographic model. The patient, a 56-year-old woman, was referred to the dental office presenting a bone defect in the anterior maxilla. Bone regeneration intervention was performed with xenogenic grafting and barrier membrane. The follow-up of the postoperative period and after 7 years is presented. After 7 years, the tomographic exam showed the maintenance of bone at the grafted site, representing the long-term success of the treatment.

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