Case 3: Correction of posterior horizontal ridge deficiency with simultaneous implant placement following a GBR approach

Case study photographs courtesy of Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, DDS, MS, PhD, Iowa City, IA.

Patient Presentation

A 49-year-old Asian American male presented with tooth #12 missing, which was extracted 8 years ago due to a root fracture. His medical history was noncontributory, but he had a history of generalized slight chronic periodontitis.

He is currently enrolled in a periodontal supportive therapy program. The patient opted for an implant-supported prosthesis to replace #12 and a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown to enhance the status of #13. Upon thorough clinical and radiographic evaluation, a horizontal alveolar bone defect was identified on the #12 site.

The surgical treatment plan consisted of placement of a 4.2x11 mm implant with simultaneous hard and soft tissue augmentation using allograft particles and OSSIX Volumax resorbable collagen membrane.

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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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