Case 7: Delayed implants with simultaneous alveolar ridge augmentation using allograft bone

Dr. Yuval Zubery, Ramat Hasharon, Israel.

Patient Presentation

A 61-year-old female presented with missing teeth #19 and #20. The 2 teeth had been missing for 2 years, resulting in a narrow alveolar ridge in this region. 2 implants were placed, with buccal dehiscence. The site was packed with mineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (FDBA) and covered entirely with OSSIX Plus resorbable collagen membrane. A tension-free flap closure was achieved with 6-0 nylon sutures.

Complete closure of the soft tissue was evident at 5 months post-op, and second stage implant surgery revealed significant increase of buccal bone. Histological analysis of the tissue removed over the implant cover screw showed partial ossification of the collagen membrane with the new vital bone attached, as well as vital osteocytes within the ossified 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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