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Ridge Preservation Comparing the Clinical and Histologic Healing of Membrane vs. No Membrane Approach to Grafting
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Ridge Preservation Using a Facial Overlay Contour Graft  With and Without a Barrier Membrane.

Alkanan A, Greenwell H, Hill M, Shumway BS, Dukka H, Lowy J.

Graduate Periodontics, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Louisville, Kentucky


Facial overlay grafts in conjunction with ridge preservation tend to improve hard tissue ridge dimensions and the facial soft tissue contour. Traditionally these are performed using a barrier membrane. The primary aim of this study was to determine if the use of a membrane was essential or if  similar results could be achieved without a membrane. 


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