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.
Keywords:: Autologus bone graft, bone defects, calcium sulphate, cone beam computed tomography, Italian patients, sinus lift.
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