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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Minerva Stomatologica 2013 Jun 11


language: English, Italian

Use of bone compressors and atraumatic bone elevators in crestal sinus lift

Di Alberti L. 1, Tamborrino F. 2, Di Vera A. 3, Lo Muzio L. 1, Rossetto A. 4, D’Agostino A. 5, De Santis D. 5, Bertossi D. 5

1 Department od Dental Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy; 2 Private Practitioner, Lecce, Italy; 3 Private Practitioner, Chieti, Italy; 4 Dentistry Student, University of Verona, Italy; 5 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dental School, University of Verona, Verona, Italy


Atrophy of the alveolar processes of the jaws, as a result of edentulism, often cannot allow a prosthetic rehabilitation, also if it only consists of a total removable prosthesis – for the inadequate base support – and also if it is backed by implants, because the small residual thickness bone compromises the primary implant stability, a fundamental requirement for a correct osseointegration. In addition to atrophy itself, the presence of noble structures (maxillary sinus, inferior alveolar nerve) make an implant-prosthetic rehabilitation contraindicated. To obviate this problem, there are many techniques to increase bone. The technique of the maxillary sinus elevation allows the increasing of the residual bone up to reach the minimum thickness in order to insert an implant. With this work we want to analyze the properties of the Bone Compression Kit (MIS, Israel) that make this surgical procedure safe, simple to perform, and predictable.

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