Case 1: Regeneration of a severely atrophic ridge

Case study photographs courtesy of Bradley A. Ross, DMD.

Patient Presentation

A 53-year-old white male presented with external root resorption on tooth #11 and no attached/keratinized gingiva. Tooth #11 was deemed unrestorable and treatment was planned for future replacement with a dental implant.

Phase 1 of treatment was to re-establish a band of attached/keratinized gingiva before extraction for better tissue quality and management during any subsequent surgical procedures. Phase 2 involved extraction of the tooth and bone grafting of the severely atrophic ridge.

After 6 months, an implant was placed. Radiographic appearance revealed light radiopacity, but a clinical exam demonstrated that the newly regenerated bone was of significant quantity and density.1

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REFERENCE: 1. Chugh T, Jain AK, Jaiswal RK, Mehrotra P, Mehrotra R. Bone density and its importance in orthodontics. J Oral Biol Craniofac Res. 2013;3(2):92-97.


OSSIX® Bone is a sterile, biocompatible bone grafting material aimed to fill, augment, or reconstruct periodontal and bony defects of the maxillo-facial complex.


  • OSSIX® Bone must not be used in:
    • Patients with known collagen hypersensitivity.
    • Patients with a sensitivity to porcine-derived materials.
    • Patients suffering from autoimmune diseases and connective tissue diseases, such as: systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, etc.
    • Patients with acute or chronic infection (osteomyelitis) at the surgical site.
    • Patients with vascular impairment at the implant site.
    • Patients with uncontrolled periodontal disease.
    • Patients that have received or are currently receiving treatment with bisphosphonates.
    • OSSIX® Bone should not be used in the presence of infected wounds at the site of implantation.
  • OSSIX® Bone is intended for a single use only. Do not re-sterilize or reuse.
  • As OSSIX® Bone contains collagen, allergic reactions (e.g. erythema, swelling, induration and/or pruritus at treatment site) may not be entirely excluded.

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