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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 11 ( November, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Reconstruction of Interimplant Papilla by Demineralized Freeze-dried Bone Allograft Block Fixed by Titanium Screw in Maxillary Esthetic Zone

Priti Charde, Kaustubh S Thakare, Manohar Laxman Bhongade, Aleksa Markovic, Aniruddha M Deshpande

Keywords : Interimplant, Papilla reconstruction,Dental Implants

Citation Information : Charde P, Thakare KS, Bhongade ML, Markovic A, Deshpande AM. Reconstruction of Interimplant Papilla by Demineralized Freeze-dried Bone Allograft Block Fixed by Titanium Screw in Maxillary Esthetic Zone. J Contemp Dent Pract 2020; 21 (11):1205-1209.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2960

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Aim: To evaluate effectiveness of demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) block fixed by titanium screw for reconstructing interimplant papilla in maxillary esthetic zone during one-stage early loading multiple implant procedure. Materials and methods: A total of 20 implants were placed in 10 systemically healthy patients (2 implants per patient) for replacement of multiple teeth by early loading one-stage implants along with interimplant papilla reconstruction using DFDBA block fixed by titanium screw. At the baseline, 6 months, and at 1 year, clinical measurements (interimplant papillary height measurement, papilla contour) and radiographic measurements were recorded. Results: At 1 year, mean gain in interimplant vertical crestal bone was 1.7 mm, and complete reconstruction of the papilla was observed in 90% cases. Conclusion: Demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft block fixed by titanium screw for reconstruction of interimplant papilla in maxillary esthetic zone during one-stage early loading multiple implant procedure is effective. Clinical significance: Presence of interimplant papilla is of utmost importance for esthetically successful implant-supported restoration in the anterior region. This technique leads to reconstruction of interimplant papilla, thus providing esthetic appearance.

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