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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2019, Article ID 5216362, 6 pages
Case Report

Guided Bone Regeneration of an Atrophic Maxilla Using Heterologous Cortical Lamina

1School of Dentistry, University of Barcelona, University Campus of Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
2Oral Health and Masticatory System Group (Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
3Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Bellvitge, Catalonia, Spain
4Department of Odontostomatology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Dentistry), Odontological Hospital University of Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Spain

Correspondence should be addressed to José López-López; moc.liamg@llj57581

Received 8 April 2019; Revised 2 May 2019; Accepted 7 May 2019; Published 11 June 2019

Academic Editor: Jamil Awad Shibli

Copyright © 2019 Carlos Polis-Yanes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Alloplastic dental implants are currently the best way to replace lost teeth. In order to achieve good function and prognosis of dental implants, having bone and soft tissue to support them is necessary. When the amount of bone left is not enough to ensure the outcome of the implant, techniques such as shorts implants, zygomatic implants, or guided bone regeneration have been used. Even though autologous bone is mostly the “gold standard,” other biomaterials such as xenografts have led to the reduction of the morbidity of treatments and to the improvement of the regeneration technique outcomes. We present a clinical case of severe atrophy of the maxilla in which we used different types of biomaterials: heterologous cortical lamina, xenograft and autologous bone, and microscrews.