Giuliano Garlini1*, Michele Perelli2, Alessandro Fasano2, Lorenzo Daniele3 and Marco Redemagni1
1Private Practice in Milan and Lomazzo (Co), Italy
2Private Practice in Turin, Italy
3Private Practice L’Aquila, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Giuliano Garlini, Private Practice in Milan and Lomazzo (Co), Italy.
Received: September 19, 2020; Published: October 14, 2020
Objectives: The maxillary sinus lift with lateral approach has always been one of the most complex procedures in terms of post-operative morbidity. For this reason efforts have been made to introduce less invasive methods. The use of osteotomes has been considered a good alternative. The main problem is linked to the perception of the patient, who considers this method particularly annoying to bear because of the percussion. To overcome this, methods with a crestal approach with rotating instruments are increasingly being disseminated.
Material and Methods: 150 patients (aged between 26 and 82) treated between January 2014 and January 2019 by sinus lift with a crestal approach were considered. At the same time of the elevation, the implant was inserted, for a total of 167. During the surgeries, various heterologous bone substitutes were used. Results: After 4 years, a survival rate of 99% of the implants was recorded. No difference was observed in terms of survival in relation to the bone substitute used, with no adverse or inflammatory reaction of the sinus membrane. No patients reported any discomfort during chewing or resting conditions.
Conclusion: The most important aspect concerns the total absence of post-operative discomfort or complications, which can be completely superimposed on those present in the case of a conventional implant surgery. It can be combined with any type of implant and survival rates do not seem to be affected by the nature of the grafting material used, as long as it is a granular material with fine grain size.
Keywords: Maxillary Sinus; Grain Size; Survival Rate
Citation: Giuliano Garlini., et al. “Crestal Maxillary Sinus Lift with Rotating Instruments and Different Grafting Materials: Results at 4 Years Follow Up". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.11 (2020): 36-42.
Copyright: © 2020 Giuliano Garlini., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.