Annals of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Case report

Oral Surgery & Medicine

Bassi MA, Andrisani C, Lauritano D, Lopez M, Carinci F. Guided bone regeneration by means of a preformed titanium foil: A case of severe atrophy of edentulous posterior mandible. Annals of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 Aug 18;2(2):15.


The aim of this case report was to evaluate the potential of PTF as membrane, used together with a mouldable allograft paste, for the Guided Bone Regeneration in a case of severe mandibular posterior atrophy involving the alveolar nerve. In order to create a rigid barrier to the competitive growth of soft tissues and a stable volume for the colonization of the osteoprogenitor cells, a foil of pure titanium was pre-shaped by means of a stereolithographic model, obtained from CT-scan of the patient. This procedure showed promising results, allowing to maximize the outcome and simplifying the surgical phase.

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