New augmentative options with allogenic bone augmentation materials – An opportunity or risk?

Abstract from Arab Dental 3/2016

After many years of cautiousness in Germany, apart from xenogeneic and alloplastic bone augmentation, allogenic augmentation materials are increasingly being used for reconstructing jaw defects. This article reviews the different types of allogenic bones and their individual risk potential. In addition, the clinical results for mineralised processed allografts are summarized and new techniques outlined which produce very promising results and which, to date, were only employed with autogenous bone.

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