Long-term evaluation of implant survival in augmented sinuses: a case series.

  title={Long-term evaluation of implant survival in augmented sinuses: a case series.},
  author={Nobuyuki Yamamichi and Tatsumasa Itose and Rodrigo E F Neiva and Hom-Lay Wang},
  journal={The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry},
  volume={28 2},
This study compared bone grafting regimens and different implant surfaces used for sinus augmentation and presented long-term implant success rates in augmented sinuses. Two hundred fifty-seven consecutive patients with 625 implants were evaluated retrospectively. In phase 1, 188 sinuses were grafted with (1) autograft alone; (2) autograft + demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) + absorbable hydroxyapatite (AHA) in a ratio of approximately 1:3:3; or (3) DFDBA + AHA + nonabsorbable… CONTINUE READING


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