Treatment of a periodontal intrabony pocket in man by a mucoperiostal free graft combined with a calcium phosphate implant

M.W Bilbeissi, B Kerebel, A Daniel


A two-walled intrabony pocket was treated by a mucoperiostal free graft interposed between the curetted root surface and a calcium phosphate implant. The eighteen months follow up radiography showed complete healing of the bone defect, a normal periodontal ligament space, an uninterrupted lamina dura and a well-formed septum. The use of a mucoperiostal free graft may supply the wounded area with different cells such as fibroblasts, indifferenciated mesenchymal cells, periostal cells, intercelular fibers and biochemical substances such as glucoaminoglycans, proteoglycans etc...

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