Special Issue "Tissue Regeneration in Dentistry: From Biomaterials to Stem Cell Therapy"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Ruggero Rodriguez
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Guest Editor
University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Interests: oral surgery; regenerative dentistry; oral implantology; dental radiography; implant dentistry; biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The evolution of medical research in the field of regenerative medicine has led, in recent years, to the use of regenerative techniques also in the dental field. Clinical applications of tissue regeneration are clinically used especially in the case of bone deficiencies to allow implant-supported rehabilitations. Biomaterials, membranes, growth factors, and use of stem cells represent the present and future of tissue regeneration in dentistry. As the guest editor of the Special Issue on these topics, which will be published in the Materials journal (Publisher MDPI, St Alban-Anlage 66, Basel, Switzerland; IF 2018: 2.972), I would like to invite colleagues who have experience in both the dental and biological fields and experts in biomaterials to participate.

This Special Issue aims to be a report on the state-of-the-art of clinical applications and research in the regenerative field that can provide dentists of various specialties with information on regenerative techniques.

The Special Issue will cover but not be limited to the following topics:

Bases of bone physiology;

Wound healing;

Biomaterials in use in dentistry;

Growth factors for dental use;

Implant surface treatment;

Surgical techniques of bone regeneration;

Regeneration aspects in conservative dentistry;

Regeneration aspects in periodontal therapy;

Regeneration aspects in implantology;

Mesenchymal stem cells;

State-of-the-art of clinical applications of stem cells in bone regeneration.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome.

Prof. Ruggero Rodriguez
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Bone regeneration
  • Growth factors
  • Biomaterials
  • Titanium surface treatment
  • Membranes
  • Implant dentistry
  • Wound healing
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • PRF
  • Bone substitutes
  • Bone grafts

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Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Simultaneous Alveolar Ridge Augmentation by Means of Preformed Titanium Meshes at Dehiscence-Type Peri-Implant Defects: A Prospective Pilot Study
Materials 2020, 13(10), 2389; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13102389 - 22 May 2020
Abstract
Background: bone augmentation by means of manually shaped titanium mesh is an established procedure to regenerate atrophic alveolar ridges and recreate a proper contour of the peri-implant bone anatomy. Conversely, current literature on the use of preformed titanium meshes instead of traditional grids [...] Read more.
Background: bone augmentation by means of manually shaped titanium mesh is an established procedure to regenerate atrophic alveolar ridges and recreate a proper contour of the peri-implant bone anatomy. Conversely, current literature on the use of preformed titanium meshes instead of traditional grids remains lacking. Therefore, the aim of the present prospective study was to evaluate the use of preformed titanium mesh to support bone regeneration simultaneously to implant placement at dehiscence-type defects from clinical, radiological, and patient-related outcomes. Methods: 8 implants showing buccal dehiscence defects were treated with preformed titanium mesh directly fixed to flat abutments screwed to the implant. Intrasurgical clinical measurements and radiographic evaluations by means of cone-beam computed tomography scans were performed to assess the horizontal bone gain after 8 months from the augmentation surgery. Biological and patient-centered outcomes were also evaluated.; Results: clinically, a mean horizontal bone gain of 4.95 ± 0.96 mm, and a mean horizontal thickness of the buccal plate of 3.25 ± 0.46 mm were found. A mean horizontal bone gain of 5.06 ± 0.88 mm associated with a mean horizontal thickness of the buccal plate of 3.45 ± 0.68 mm were observed radiographically. From a macroscopic aspect, the remodeled graft appeared well integrated with the host bone. Well vascularized newly formed bone-like tissue was observed in intimate contact with the implants. Conclusions: preformed titanium mesh may be effective in supporting simultaneous horizontal bone regeneration at dehiscence-type peri-implant defects. Titanium mesh exposure still remain an issue in this type of surgery. Full article
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