.  2021 Dec;25(4):188-200. 10.32542/implantology.2021020.

Titanium Mesh for Bone Augmentation in Oral Implant Surgery

  • 1Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea


Bone augmentation should be performed to recover a sufficient amount of bone before implant placement at the site where a bone defect occurs due to bone resorption caused by tooth extraction or periodontitis. Currently, bone augmentation through guided bone regeneration is widely used at the site of bone defects. However, af ter guided bone regeneration, the bone cannot maintain its shape when the procedure is performed at the site of a vertical bone defect. In such a case, bone augmentation f or the desired shape can be perf ormed using a titanium-reinf orced membrane or titanium mesh to maintain the space three-dimensionally and create a bone shape at the site of the vertical bone defect. Titanium mesh, with its superior mechanical properties, prevents the collapse of the shape at the bone transplantation site, and enhances the stabilization of the wound by maintaining the space, enhancing the eff ect of bone regeneration, and contributing to the morphological enhancement of the regenerated alveolar bone. In this case, af ter bone augmentation was performed using titanium mesh at the site where the bone defect was large or a vertical bone defect occurred, the implant was placed, which led to a good outcome.


Dental implant; Guided bone regeneration; Titanium mesh
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