Douglas Rangel Goulart, Márcio de Moraes
Oral rehabilitation of edentulous patients with dental implants depends on proper quantity of bone. he posterior maxilla often has an insuicient amount of bone that require sinus lift surgery associated with bone graft. here are several types of material available and which can be used as bone grafts. he choice of material should be based on patient’s and the material’s characteristics. he objective of this study is to report two cases in which sinus lift bilateral surgery was performed using two bone substitutes: Bio-Oss™ and Lumina-Porous™. Two patients with edentulous maxilla underwent surgery for maxillary sinus augmentation using Bio-Oss™ on the right side and Lumina-Porous™ on the left side. Six months later, after previous implant planning, a surgery for dental implant installation was performed in which each maxilla received eight dental implants. No diferences were found regarding complications during and after surgery or insertion torque of dental implants. Both types of material showed maintenance of the acquired bone volume as a result of surgery. Although the use of Bio-Oss™ is well established in the literature, this is not true for Lumina-Porous™. his heterologous graft does not present the same level of scientiic evidence, therefore, additional studies are warranted to further investigate this material.
Keywords: Sinus loor augmentation. Biocompatible material. Dental implants.
How to cite: Goulart DR, Moraes M. Clinical use of Lumina-Porous® heterologous graft in the maxillary sinus: A preliminary study with two case reports. Dental Press Implantol. 2014 Oct-Dec;8(4):80-93. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2237-650X.8.4.080-093.oar.
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