Effectiveness of bilayer porous polyethylene membrane for alveolar ridge preservation: A randomized controlled trial

Jirapa Wongpairojpanich, Pennapa Kijartorn, Jintamai Suwanprateeb, Borvornwut Buranawat
Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research 2021, 23 (1): 73-85

BACKGROUND: Porous polyethylene has been successfully used in several medical applications with good outcomes. Based on this, a new bilayer porous polyethylene membrane (B-PPM) was developed for possibly being used as a membrane in alveolar ridge preservation.

PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of a new B-PPM in comparison to high-density polytetrafluoroethylene membrane (d-PTFE) in alveolar ridge preservation.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients were randomized into two groups according to the membranes used to cover the socket (B-PPM or d-PTFE). Wound healing was monitored at day 1, 3, 7, 14, 28, and 4 months postoperatively. Dimensional changes of alveolar ridge were measured immediately after tooth extraction and at 4 months later using intraoral scanner and cone beam computed tomography. Bone cores were harvested before implant placement. Implant stability at insertion and prior to prosthesis delivery were also measured.

RESULTS: No significant difference in socket wound closure between groups was observed excepting at day 14 that B-PPM showed a faster wound closure than d-PTFE (P = .03). Greater bone resorptions were seen on buccal than lingual side and on coronal than apical part of the alveolar ridge. No significant difference in dimensional changes of alveolar ridge, new bone formation, connective tissue content, residual bone grafts, and implant stability between two groups.

CONCLUSION: B-PPPM was safe and effective for alveolar ridge preservation.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"