Complete regeneration of peri-implantitis–induced bony defects using guided bone regeneration is unpredictable Critical Summary Prepared by: Satheesh Elangovan BDS., ScD., DMSc 

A Critical Summary of:

Regenerative treatment of peri-implantitis using bone substitutes and membrane: a systematic review

Sahrmann, P., Attin, T., Schmidlin, P. R.. Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research. 2011;13(1):46-57

Published Date: 7/7/2013

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  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Complete fill of peri-implant bony defects using a guided bone regeneration (GBR) protocol does not seem to be a predictable outcome.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    On the basis of the low-quality evidence of this weak systematic review, GBR cannot be recommended over other methods for the treatment of peri-implantitis–induced bone loss.

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