Use of a New Titanium Mesh and Palatal Connective Tissue Pedicle Graft for Peri-Implant Bone Regeneration at a No-Wall Dehiscent Site

  • Xin Liu
Keywords: Guided Bone Regeneration, Bone Dehiscence Defect, Titanium Mesh, Rotated Palatal Sub Epithelial Connective Tissue Graft, Core Beam Computed Tomography Scan


Two dental implants were inserted to replace two maxillary central incisors in a 44-year-old male. To enhance
the effect of guided bone regeneration(GBR)for the no-wall type bony dehiscence augmentation at the right
implant site, a new designed implant-fixed titanium mesh combined with rotated palatal sub epithelial
connective tissue graft (RPSTG) was used for bone graft maintenance and coverage. Core beam computed
tomography (CBCT) scans were performed to examine and evaluate the outcome of the facial contour
augmentation by GBR. At the 1-year follow-up, the results revealed improved keratinized tissue and ridge
development around the successful implant-support prosthesis. CBCT demonstrated a rebuilt crestal bone at the
buccal aspect of the implant.