Sinus Lift Augmentation by Using Calcium Sulphate. A Retrospective 12 Months Radiographic Evaluation Over 25 Treated Italian Patients
L. Laino1, G. Troiano1, G. Giannatempo1, U. Graziani1, D. Ciavarella1, M. Dioguardi1, L. Lo Muzio1, F. Lauritano2, M. Cicciù2, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 414
Last Page: 419
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-9-414
Article History:Received Date: 12/6/2015
Revision Received Date: 21/9/2015
Acceptance Date: 6/10/2015
Electronic publication date: 23/12/2015
Collection year: 2015
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Purpose: The aim of this investigation was to assess bone healing of sinus lift procedure in which the augmentation has been performed by using calcium sulphate like bone substitutes. The methods of this investigation how the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) may be a valid instrument to support reconstructive surgery of the jaws. Patients and Methodology: 25 Patients presented large bone defects after tooth extractions located in the upper jaw posterior area. Vertical bone volume was assessed by CBCT examinations before and about six months after sinus lift surgery. Results: Examined defects treated with sinus lift surgery and evaluated by CBCT showed a strong increasing on the bone volume at 6 months follow up control. Conclusion: Calcium sulphate application in sinus lift surgery represent a safe and predictable option in the place of autologous bone. Therefore the application of CBCT investigation may give the clinicians the opportunity of evaluating with high precision value, the consistence of the bone defects before the surgery.