A comparative clinical study of solid and granular porous hydroxylapatite implants in human periodontal osseous defects

Solid and granular porous hydroxylapatite implants were compared in the surgical treatment of angular interproximal periodontal defects in 10 subjects. After completion of initial therapy, presurgical measurements of pocket depth, attachment level, gingival recession, gingival fluid and tooth mobility were recorded. Six months after the surgery the measurements were repeated. The use of both forms of porous hydroxylapatite resulted in reduction in pocket depth, and probeable attachment level gains as well as gingival recession and reduction of gingival fluid and tooth mobility. These changes were similar for both granular and solid forms of porous hydroxylapatite.

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