Put a smile Upon Your Face. The role of hydroxyapatite in bone reconstruction over the last 25 years
Put a smile Upon Your Face. The role of hydroxyapatite in bone reconstruction over the last 25 years. Marini E.; Messina AM.
Osseointegrated dental implants have been successfully used for many years for the rehabilitation of edentulous (toothless) patients.
To expect a predictable long-term prognosis for osseointegrated implants, a sufficient volume of healthy bone should be available. A common procedure for obtaining this volume is the transplantation of bone tissue, which replaces the missing part of the skeleton and/or guides its reconstruction.
As early as 1920, attention was directed to calcium phosphate derivatives, particularly tricalcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite.
Hydroxyapatite (HA) is the main mineral component of bone and teeth, whose property of promoting bone formation has been demonstrated many times.
HA granules are used for filling bone defects but they are difficult to handle and to maintain in the surgical site. Pro Osteon 200R, ’bone void fillers’, are osteoconductive, clinically proven bone substitute materials derived from marine coral which can be used in treating oral and maxillofacial reconstruction.