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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 248-252

Long-term retrospective study of implants placed after sinus floor augmentation with fresh-frozen homologous block


1 Post Graduate Student of São Leopoldo Mandic Research Center, Campinas, SP, Brazil
2 Department of Plastic Surgery of the Federal São Paulo University UNIFESP, Campinas, SP, Brazil
3 Department of Prosthodontics of São Leopoldo Mandic Research Center, Campinas, SP, Brazil
4 Department of Implantology of the São Leopoldo Mandic Research Center, Campinas, SP, Brazil

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Luís Guilherme Scavone Macedo
233, Dr. Gregorio Costa Street, Pindamonhangaba, SP 12400-430
Brazil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_63_17

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Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze and follow-up implants placed in the posterior maxillary regions previously grafted with homologous bone. Materials and Methods: Forty-one grafts with homologous bone blocks were performed in maxillary sinuses, and 121 implants were placed in premolar and molar regions approximately 6 months after the grafts. Patients were followed up for periods varying from 12 to 124 months after rehabilitation. Results: The results showed two implant failures, for a 98.3% success rate during the follow-up period. Discussion: The implants placed had an average torque of 40 N-cm, regardless of the, design, diameter, and length of the implants used. Conclusion: After following up on the implants placed in this study, we concluded that those placed in regions of the maxillary sinuses previously grafted with homologous bone blocks had high long-term success rates and met the functional masticatory requirements.


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