This study evaluated the ability of collagen membranes to act as biodegradable barriers that interfere with colonization af the root surface by gingival cells and allow selective re population of the denuded root surface by priodantal ligament-derived tissue. Over a 3-year period, experimental and control surgicol procedures were performed on canine teeth in six beagle dogs and on premoiars in three beogle dags. Results shawed that the membranes partially prevented apical migration of epitheiium during healing. Regeneration af new cementum, alveolar bone, and periodontal ligament-like tissue was found in the studied premalars but notably absent on the canines.
|Number of pages
|International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
|Published - 1992