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Complete regeneration of peri-implantitis–induced bony defects using guided bone regeneration is unpredictable

Satheesh Elangovan BDS., ScD., DMSc .


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.

Evidence Quality Rating

Poor Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019