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New approach in the treatment of intrabony defects using NOVAMag® membrane – Case series

https://www.mdpi.com/1648-9144/59/11/2018
Hangyasi, D.; Körtvélyessy, G.; Blašković, M.; Rider, P.; Rogge, S.; Siber, S.; Kačarević, Ž  Medicina 2023, 59, 2018. doi: 10.3390/medicina59112018

Original title: Regeneration of Intrabony Defects Using a Novel Magnesium Membrane

This case series describes a new approach for treating periodontal defects using the resorbable NOVAMag® membrane. The mechanical properties and easy shaping as well as the ability of the NOVAMag® membrane to be completely resorbed by the human body make it possible to effectively treat single and multiple intrabony defects with satisfactory functional and esthetic outcomes. The described surgical procedure is easy to perform and can potentially reduce the trauma for the patient. 

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

Due to their specific morphology, the regeneration of intrabony defects (IBDs) represents one of the greatest challenges for clinicians. Based on the specific properties of a magnesium membrane (NOVAMag® membrane), a new approach for the surgical treatment of IBD was developed. The surgical procedure was described using a series of three cases.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The patients were healthy individuals suffering from a severe form of periodontitis associated with IBD. Based on radiographic examination, the patients had interproximal bone loss of at least 4 mm. Due to its good mechanical properties, it was easy to cut and shape NOVAMag® membrane into three different shapes to treat the specific morphology of each IBD. In accordance with the principles of guided bone regeneration, a bovine xenograft (cerabone®) was used to fill the IBD in all cases.

RESULTS

After a healing period of 4 to 6 months, successful bone regeneration was confirmed using radiological analysis. The periodontal probing depth (PPD) after healing showed a reduction of 1.66 ± 0.29 mm.

CONCLUSIONS

Overall, the use of the different shapes of NOVAMag® membrane in the treatment of IBD resulted in a satisfactory functional and esthetic outcome.

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