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Bone Grafting Materials for Ridge Preservation

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Choosing the most appropriate graft material is key to successful outcomes.

AGD Subject Code: 490

Educational ­Objectives

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of alveolar ridge preservation following tooth extraction in maintaining the structural integrity of the residual ridge for future implant placement.
  2. Explain the properties of different bone graft materials, including autografts, xenografts, allografts, and alloplasts, and their impact on alveolar volume maintenance, osteoinduction, osteoconduction, and substitution rate.
  3. Identify the most appropriate bone graft material based on patient-specific needs and desired outcomes to optimize alveolar ridge preservation and enhance the success of subsequent implant therapy.

This course was published in the April/May 2024 issue and expires May 2027. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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