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BACKGROUND The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potential of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) and bone marrow SCs (BMSCs) on alveolar bone regeneration in a canine peri-implant defect model. METHODS Four adult, male beagle dogs were used in this study. Autologous BMSCs from the iliac crests and PDLSCs from extracted teeth were(More)
The surface of titanium implants is in direct contact with host tissue and plays a critical role in determining biocompatibility. Fibronectin (FN) and vitronectin (VN) are major cell adhesive proteins found in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of various tissues, and in circulating blood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the engineered biomimetic surface(More)
BACKGROUND To the best of our knowledge, the influence of external versus internal implant-abutment connections on crestal bone remodeling has not been reported. The aim of the present study is to investigate the influence of the abutment connection on peri-implant crestal bone levels (CBLs) using radiographic recordings. METHODS Radiographic recordings(More)
BACKGROUND Chitosan is known as a biodegradable and non-toxic natural polymer that enhances wound healing and bone formation. The aims of this study are to evaluate the biocompatibility of chitosan nanofiber membranes and to examine the effect of the chitosan nanofiber membranes on bone regeneration in rabbit calvarial defects. METHODS In vitro cell(More)
This study was designed to examine the sequential progress of healing, at two different time intervals, following delayed sinus augmentation using bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA) as the sole grafting material. Fourteen pairs of bone biopsies were taken from 10 patients after 6 and 12 months of healing, respectively. The biopsy specimens were examined(More)
Synthetic receptor binding motif mimicking bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) was covalently linked to titanium (Ti) surfaces through a chemical conjugation process. The composition and properties of surface-modified Ti were investigated by XPS as well as by measuring surface radioactivity. In vitro tests were conducted with osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP)-2 has been shown to stimulate significant regeneration of alveolar bone and cementum in periodontal defects clinically. The aim of this study was to evaluate the osteopromotive effect of oligopeptide domain-coated bovine bone mineral granules in a rabbit calvarial defect model. METHODS The(More)
The favorable biological properties of silk fibroin (SF) nanofiber membrane make it a good candidate for clinical applications as a device in bone and periodontal regenerative therapy. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the biocompatibility of the SF nanofiber membrane, and to examine its effect on bone regeneration in a rabbit calvarial model. To(More)
BACKGROUND To our knowledge, no study has evaluated the success or survival rate of single-tooth implants that replaced missing maxillary and mandibular second molars. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the 1- to 5-year cumulative survival rate (CSR) for single-tooth implants placed in the second molar region and the effects of associated(More)
Titanium, as an implant material, is regarded to be durable and biocompatible, which allows functional replacement of missing teeth. Successful dental implantation depends on an osseointegration phenomenon, a direct structural and functional binding reaction between bone and implant. It is well known that physicochemical characteristics of the dental(More)