Maxillary Sinus Floor Augmentation to Enable One-Stage Implant Placement by Using Bovine Bone Substitute and Platelet-Rich Fibrin

Biomed Res Int. 2018 Aug 13:2018:6562958. doi: 10.1155/2018/6562958. eCollection 2018.


Nowadays it is possible to perform an optimal implant placement and to achieve a good long-term prognosis for an implant-borne prosthesis in the grafted posterior maxilla. This study evaluates the efficiency of one-stage piezosurgery by using as graft material a combination of particulate bovine bone substitutes with platelet-rich fibrin to achieve sinus lift. We included in this study 14 cases of one-stage sinus lift surgeries during which we placed 30 standard implants. The mean vertical bone height gain was 10.12 mm six months after surgery, and the mean postoperative follow-up time was 43.79 months. There were no major complications during or after surgery, and all implants are in use. Therefore, it can be concluded that one-stage sinus piezosurgery using particulate bovine bone substitutes and platelet-rich fibrin can be applied as a predictable and effective technique in the treatment of the posterior edentulous maxilla ensuring 4-5 mm vertical bone height.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
  • Animals
  • Bone Substitutes*
  • Cattle
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous*
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Restoration Failure
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maxilla
  • Maxillary Sinus
  • Middle Aged
  • Platelet-Rich Fibrin
  • Sinus Floor Augmentation*


  • Bone Substitutes
  • Dental Implants