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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


LOPEZ LOPEZ, Ana María et al. Maxillary sinus augmentation with bovine hydroxyapatite alone: a safe technique with predictable outcomes in patients with severe maxillary atrophy. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2015, vol.37, n.2, pp.87-92. ISSN 2173-9161.

Sinus augmentation is a preprosthetic technique for rehabilitating posterior sector of the atrophied maxilla with implant-supported prosthesis. We retrospectively analyzed 34 consecutive sinus augmentations performed using only bovine hydroxyapatite. The presurgical height in 92 % of the cases was 4 mm or less. The success rate of the maxillary sinus augmentation was 100 % for this technique. 13.4 % of the implants were placed immediately with a success rate of implants placement of 93.9 %. The non-osseointegrated implants were all successfully replaced. Follow-up period was 1268 days. The success rate obtained using bovine hydroxyapatite alone is similar to that using other types of materials, while avoids morbidity of the autologous bone donor area.

Keywords : Maxillary sinus augmentation; Severe atrophy; Dental implants; Bovine hydroxyapatite.

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