A review of the association between osteoporosis and alveolar ridge augmentation


Erdogan O., Shafer D. M., Taxel P., Freilich M. A.

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY, vol.104, no.6, pp.738-746, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Objective. Because of increasing life expectancy and popularity of dental implants, surgeons face a larger number of osteoporotic patients who require bone augmentation. Relationship between low bone density/osteoporosis and bone graft success is still not clear. The purpose of this article is to review and summarize the literature regarding the success of alveolar bone augmentation in osteoporosis.