Guided bone regeneration simultaneous with implant placement using bovine-derived xenograft with and without liquid platelet-rich fibrin: a randomized controlled clinical trial

IŞIK G. , ÖZDEN YÜCE M. , Kocak-Topbas N., GÜNBAY T.

CLINICAL ORAL INVESTIGATIONS, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00784-021-03987-5


Objective To assess augmentation success after guided bone regeneration (GBR) carried out simultaneously with implant placement using bovine-derived xenograft alone and in combination with liquid platelet-rich fibrin (liquid-PRF). Methods This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on patients with horizontal bone deficiency in the posterior regions of the mandible. After implant placement, GBR procedures were randomly performed using liquid-PRF-enriched bovine-derived xenograft (for the test group) and with bovine-derived xenograft alone (for the control group). To assess the change in augmentation thickness, the primary outcome of the study, cone beam computed tomography was carried out at the implant sites on completion and 6 months after surgery. The secondary outcomes were marginal bone level and implant survival rate at prosthetic delivery and at 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years follow-up after loading. The significance level was set at pResults Twenty patients with 50 implants were analyzed for the test group and 20 patients with 48 implants for the control group. At 6 months postoperatively, the mean values of augmentation thickness were 1.63 +/- 0.21 mm, 2.59 +/- 0.34 mm, and 3.11 +/- 0.36 mm for the test group and 1.34 +/- 0.14 mm, 2.49 +/- 0.24 mm, and 2.97 +/- 0.24 mm for the control group at 2 mm, 4 mm, and 6 mm below to the implant shoulder (p < 0.001, p = 0.007, and p = 0.036, respectively). The mean marginal bone loss was found to be less than 1 mm for both study groups during the 2 years of follow-up after prosthetic loading. Implant survival rate was 100% for both study groups. Conclusion Bovine-derived xenograft alone and in combination with liquid-PRF are both successful in achieving bone augmentation around the implants and produce a small change in marginal bone level and a high implant survival rate after loading.