Accession Number : ADA292460

Title :   Regulation of Growth Zone and Resting Zone Chondrocytes by Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Erickson, Douglas M.

PDF Url : ADA292460

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Prosthodontics is defined as the science of and art of providing suitable substitutes for the coronal portions of teeth, or for lost or missing teeth and their associated parts (Stedman Pocket Medical Dictionary. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore MD 1987, p. 615.). Prosthetic treatment success, however, depend on the placement of these replacement teeth on a solid bony foundation. Commonly, that bony foundation has been ravaged by disease and age making prosthodontic therapy less than optimum. The question becomes how to replace the missing bone to allow for an esthetic and functional success. Oral surgeons, periodontists, and endodontists have been moderately successful in grafting iliac bone to an atrophied mandible, tenting a maxillary sinus to allow for the growth of bony support needed for implants, grafting to fill in periodontal bony defects, using allogeneic bone grafts to patch mandibular non-union bony defects from surgery or trauma, and obturating a blunderbuss apical tooth root foramen. JMD

Descriptors :   *PROTEINS, *BONES, *OSTEOGENESIS, *MORPHOGENESIS, CONTROL, GROWTH(GENERAL), SOLIDS, REPLACEMENT, HETEROGENEITY, SURGERY, EMBRYOS, TRAUMA, ORAL INTAKE, IMPLANTATION, TEETH, SKIN GRAFTS, DENTISTS, SOFT TISSUES, PROSTHETICS, DEMINERALIZATION, SURGEONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE