Curr Health Sci J, vol. 47, no. 3, 2021

Frequency of Bone Augmentation Materials Use in a General Dental Practice

[Original Paper]

R.E. Caracas(1), H.O. Manolea(2), I. Mitrut(1), A.M. Caracas(1), A.I. Salan(3), M.A. Draghici(1), A.M. Rica(4)


(1)PhD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Dental Materials Department, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacology of Craiova, Romania,
(3)Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacology of Craiova, Romania,
(4)Odontotherapy Department, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacology Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the frequency of bone augmentation materials used for implant or periodontal surgical treatment depending on the age and sex of the patients from a dental practice in Essen, Germany, but also the implants dimensions and respectively the stage and progression grade of the periodontitis. The analysis of the data showed that bone augmentation materials are used much more frequently in the implant surgical cases (43,33%) compared to periodontal surgical cases (13,33%). While the correlations with sex and age were less obvious, the use of bone augmentation materials in the implant surgical cases was correlated with the use of shorter implants, while their use in the periodontal surgical cases was correlated with the stage 3 periodontitis.


Keywords:
Dental materials, bone augmentation, dental implant, periodontitis.



Corresponding:
Horia Octavian Manolea, Dental Materials Department, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacology of Craiova, Romania, e-mail: horia.manolea@umfcv.ro


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.47.03.16 - Download PDF