Hydroxyapatite as a bone substitute in the jaws.

Abstract

Densely sintered calcium hydroxyapatite has previously been shown to be biocompatible and stable. Its possible role in jaw surgery was investigated using a clinically analogous animal model. The apatite was implanted into the mandible of twelve dogs for 12 weeks, and the healing assessed radiologically and histologically. The new bone which was deposited… (More)

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