Alveolar Ridge Preservation With Open-Membrane Techniques
An open-membrane approach supports implant success by simplifying ridge preservation procedures and avoiding challenges associated with primary closure.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence of tooth loss among adults, and challenges inherent to dental implant therapy.
- Explain common techniques for alveolar ridge preservation following extractions, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various open-membrane techniques for maintaining adequate dimension.
- List some of the resorbable and nonresorbable barrier membrane materials used in ridge preservation procedures.
This course was issued in the April 2019 issue and expires 4/30/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.