Effects of nicotine on guided bone augmentation in rat calvarium.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE A limited number of experimental animal studies and in vitro studies have confirmed that nicotine impairs bone healing, diminishes osteoblast function, causes autogenous bone graft morbidity, and decreases graft biomechanical properties. The aim of this study was the histomrphometric assessment of the effect of nicotine on guided bone augmentation… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2011.02416.x

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