Sinus Floor Augmentation With Simultaneous Implant Placement Using Choukroun’s Platelet-Rich Fibrin as the Sole Grafting Material: A Radiologic and Histologic Study at 6 Months
A sinus lift for implant placement is considered one of the most predictable procedures for augmenting bone in the maxilla. Several approaches have been developed and are currently used.
The lateral approach using a Caldwell-Luc osteotomy is historically the first main technique, where the maxillary sinus floor is grafted to provide a sufficient
quantity of bone for the placement of endosteal dental
implants. A current issue is the definition of the best
filling material for the sinus cavity after lifting the sinus membrane.Considering the high osteogenic potential
of the Schneiderian membrane and its periosteum-like behavior, the consensual approach is to consider that most materials, bone substitutes or autologous bone, are efficient in this situation.