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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Internet)

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CALVO GUIRADO, José Luis; SAEZ YUGUERO, Rosario  y  PARDO ZAMORA, Guillermo. Compressive osteotomes for expansion and maxilla sinus floor lifting. Med. oral patol. oral cir.bucal (Internet) [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.1, pp.52-55. ISSN 1698-6946.

Aim: The aim of this article is to assess the efficiency of the technique for the posterior alveolar expansion and elevation of the upper maxillary alveolar ridge through the use of compressive osteotomes (Quirurgical Bontempi, España) which have been specifically designed for Osseotite NT and Osseotite NT Certain of 3i implants (Implants Innovations, USA). Materials and methods: 24 adult patients (16 female and 12 male), who were selected according to Albrektsson’s inclusion and exclusion criteria, took part in the study. All the patients presented bone deficiency in the width and height of the upper maxilla. 48 Osseotite implants were performed (four Osseotite Standard; six Osseotite NT; 38 NT Certain (3i, Implants Innovations, CA, USA)). Implant diameters were 4 mm in 44 cases and 5 mm in 4 cases with lengths varying between 11.5 (n = 4) and 13 mm (n = 44). The alveolar ridges of the 24 patients had initial widths from 1.5 mm to 5 mm and heights between 5 and 13 mm. Results: The data obtained were analysed using the SPSS 11.0 program. In the 48 areas treated with immediate implants, an increase in bone height of 6.75 mm ± 1.25 mm was achieved. In the case of the alveolar expansion for the 48 implants, the average was 3.2 mm ± 0.15 mm. Conclusions: The technique for alveolar expansion and elevation of the upper maxilla with compressive osseotomes can lead to a 100% success rate after a 9-month follow-up of the implants and insertion of prostheses. It is a highly predictable surgical procedure which allows implants to be performed at the same time as surgery, thus reducing the number of such interventions while recovering aesthetic and functional losses in the patient.

Palabras clave : Osteotomes; alveolar expansion; osseotite; atruamatic sinus elevation.

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