A literature review on biomaterials in sinus augmentation procedures.

  title={A literature review on biomaterials in sinus augmentation procedures.},
  author={Hilde A A Browaeys and Peter Bouvry and Hugo de Bruyn},
  journal={Clinical implant dentistry and related research},
  volume={9 3},
BACKGROUND Sinus augmentation is a common procedure to increase bone volume and allow for proper implant placement in the atrophic posterior maxilla. Although the patient's own bone is considered the best grafting material, various synthetic or bovine-derived alternatives are used to simplify the grafting procedure. PURPOSE The overall objective of this review was to assess the efficacy of different graft materials used in sinus augmentation procedures as demonstrated in animal studies… CONTINUE READING

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