Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of anodized implants coated with combined rhBMP-2 and recombinant human vascular endothelial growth factors (rhVEGFs) on vertical bone regeneration in the marginal portion of the peri-implant. Study Design: Supra-alveolar defects were created in 3 male beagle dogs. Each animal received 8 implants that were either coated with a single growth factor (rhBMP-2) or combined growth factors (rhBMP-2 + rhVEGF), or an anodized implant (the control group). The amount of the vertical bone regeneration, the bone-implant contact, and the intrathread bone density were investigated using histomorphometric analysis at 8 weeks. Results: The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) group and the BMP-VEGF group showed vertical alveolar bone regeneration and enhanced bone-implant contact in the microthread compared with the control group (P <.05). Conclusions: Anodized implants coated with rhBMP-2 and rhBMP - 2 + rhVEGF can induce vertical alveolar bone regeneration, but the combined effect of rhBMP-2 and rhVEGF was not verified.
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2013 Jun 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Dentistry (miscellaneous)