Histomorphometric analysis of maxillary sinus augmentation using an alloplast bone substitute

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Purpose: To evaluate the regenerative potential of a fully synthesized homogenous hydroxyapatite:β-tricalcium phosphate 60:40 alloplast material in sinus lift procedures. Materials and Methods: Hydroxyapatite:β- tricalcium phosphate was used for sinus floor augmentation. After 9 months, 12 biopsies were taken from 12 patients. Routine histologic processing was performed and specimens were analyzed using a light microscope and a digital camera. Results: Histologic evaluation showed 26.4% newly formed bone, 27.3% residual graft material, and 46.3% bone marrow. The osteoconductive index was 33.5%. Conclusions: Hydroxyapatite:β-tricalcium phosphate 60:40 alloplast material was found to be biocompatible and osteoconductive in maxillary sinus augmentation procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1835-1843
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2012


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