Leonardo Vanden Bogaerde

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BACKGROUND The advantages of placing implants in fresh extraction sockets and putting them in immediate/early function are many. A predicable protocol opens the possibility of performing a single surgical procedure, giving the patient a temporary prosthesis immediately, and minimizing the shrinkage of hard tissue and soft tissue recession. PURPOSE The aim(More)
This work sought to investigate the clinical efficacy of esterified hyaluronic acid for treating deep periodontal defects. Nineteen defects, 18 infrabony and one mandibular molar furcation, were treated. Defects with probing pocket depths (PPDs) of at least 6 mm were consecutively included in the study. The PPD, gingival recession, and clinical attachment(More)
BACKGROUND Immediate or early loading of implants placed in maxillas and posterior mandibles has been a concern as bone density is often low in these areas, making it difficult to establish good initial implant stability. By adapting implant design and insertion protocols, however, high initial implant stability may be achieved in these regions. Further, a(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited clinical data available for immediately or early loaded implants placed in posterior mandibles and maxillas. This is probably because bone density often is low in these areas, making it difficult to establish good initial implant stability. By eliminating countersinking and using slightly tapered implants (Brånemark System , Mk(More)
A new classification of bone defects adjacent to dental implants is proposed. The classification highlights the importance of defect anatomy in the progression of the regenerative process. Defects were divided into two main groups: (1) closed defects, characterized by the maintenance of intact surrounding bone walls; and (2) open defects, which lack one or(More)
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