Filippo Fontana

Filippo Fontana
University of Milan | UNIMI · Department of Health Science - DISS

Dentistry , Oral surgery

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Publications (21)
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Introduction: In the past 10 years, long-term studies have demonstrated that guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a successful and reliable technique for vertical and horizontal ridge augmentation, but strict and rigorous protocols must be adopted. Material and methods: Because no reports have yet been published with statements and clinical recomme...
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The use of a barrier device for bone augmentation is a widely accepted and successful technique. Several devices have been proposed for different clinical situations both resorbable and non resorbable. In the last few years the development of new materials and a better knowledge of soft tREFIID handling have increase the predictability of regenerat...
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Purpose: To retrospectively evaluate the survival rate of machined implants in sinus-lifted posterior maxilla after 12 years, with special reference to radiographic outcome and peri-implantitis. Materials and methods: From 37 possible candidates, 29 patients with 59 implants were evaluated. Implants were placed in the posterior maxilla in combin...
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Vertical alveolar bone defects can today treated by the application of no resorbable membranes accordingly with the guided bone regeneration technique. Even if this procedure is founded on predictable and long term clinical results, the intra and post-operative complications may cause the failure of the whole procedure. Soft tissue management at th...
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The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate 75 implants inserted in vertically augmented bone at the time of or prior to implant placement after 1 to 6 years of prosthetic loading. The study included 21 patients (29 surgical sites). The vertical procedure was performed combining a titanium-reinforced expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membr...
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Soft tissue augmentation around dental implants in the esthetic region remains a challenging and unpredictable procedure. The ideal surgical technique would include of an off-the-shelf product to minimize morbidity after autogenous grafting procedures. The aim of this study was to use a resorbable collagen matrix (Mucograft) to serve as a scaffold...
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Objectives Describing impact and features of Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) complications, illustrating clinical management of intra- and post-operatory complications and giving guidelines to reduce operative risks.Materials and methodsDescription of the GBR complications classification and their therapeutical options. Finally three clinical cases...
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The goal of classifying complications in guided bone regeneration procedures with nonresorbable membranes is to provide the clinician with an instrument for easier identification of both the problem and treatment modality. A standardized terminology represents a key point for proper communication among clinicians and provides guidelines for managin...
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Objectives. To guide surgeons in deciding when and when not to use immediate implants and to review the correct management of different clinical situations that can arise during this kind of therapy. Materials and methods. This report reviews the underlying principles of osseointegration, comparing modern guidelines with original protocols; analyze...
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The aim of the present study was to evaluate a Ca-P coated implant surface in a rabbit model. The Ca-P surface (test) was compared to the titanium porous oxide surface (control) in terms of bone-to-implant contact (BIC) and removal torque value. Two hundred and sixteen dental implants were inserted in the tibia and in the femur of 36 rabbits. One h...
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OBJECTIVES. TO analyze the biological principles of guided bone regeneration and to provide the clinician with information regarding the use of different membranes. MATERIALS AND METHODS. The choosing criteria among different membranes and the clinical options are presented. Finally, the surgical technique is described in details. RESULTS AND CONCL...
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To evaluate the bone tissue response to zirconia implants with three different surface modifications in comparison with the oxidized titanium surface with the goal to optimize osseointegration in terms of strength and speed. A total of 18 rabbits with 143 implants were used. One hundred and twenty-three were threaded zirconia ceramic implants with...
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This preclinical study evaluated the efficacy of purified recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor (rhPDGF-BB), combined with a novel equine hydroxyapatite and collagen (eHAC) bone block, in providing vertical bone regeneration in critical-size defects simulating localized mandibular alveolar bone atrophy. In addition, the impact of barrier...
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The present investigation was performed to compare the biocompatibility, safety, and manageability of a newly developed bone block and a deproteinized bovine bone block (Bio-Oss) for the treatment of localized bone defects in a dog model. Two male beagle dogs were used for this study. The mandibular premolars were extracted and two saddle-type defe...
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To compare clinically and histologically an allogeneic bone matrix to autogenous bone chips in the vertical ridge augmentation technique using titanium-reinforced e-PTFE membranes. The study protocol was designed to include patients with bilateral posterior mandibular partial edentulism. Patients were treated with a split-mouth design approach: eac...
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This review addressed the focused question of what is the predictability of vertical ridge augmentation techniques for patients, who were diagnosed with insufficient alveolar bone volume for the placement of dental implants. A systematic online review of three main databases was performed between 1966 and 1 November 2007. Four groups of vertical bo...
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To evaluate, from a histological and histomorphometrical perspective, the efficacy of a 1 : 1 mixture of deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) and autogenous bone graft associated with an expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) membrane for vertical ridge augmentation in the human. Seven patients with 10 surgical sites requiring vertical ridge...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the different bone reactions in rabbit tibiae after the insertion of mini-implants by using two different techniques of site preparation: the superpulsed Er:YAG laser (VPS system) versus the traditional technique with burs. One mm wide and 2 mm long implant sites were made in the tibiae of 12 rabbits (8 for eac...
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This clinical study retrospectively evaluated, after 1 to 7 years of prosthetic loading, 38 implants consecutively placed in 16 surgical sites, where severe atrophy of the posterior maxilla was treated by combining sinus elevation with the vertical ridge regenerative procedure. Two different surgical techniques were adopted. In seven patients (16 i...
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The aim of this article is to investigate 2 groups of biomaterials widely used in the surgical procedures for bone regeneration in dentistry: autograft and xenograft bone. An insufficient bone volume is the main condition for the long life stability of osteointegrated implants. Thanks to the numerous surgical procedures and fervent research, the po...

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