Implant Dent 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.
Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey.
Introduction: The objective of this study is to evaluate the new bone formation after sinus floor augmentation with collagen plugs used as carriers for injectable platelet-rich fibrin (i-PRF).
Materials And Methods: Postoperative immediate and postoperative 6th month panoramic radiographies of patients treated between January 1, 2015, and February 1, 2018, with sinus floor augmentation using i-PRF-soaked collagen plugs were retrieved from the archives, and subantral bone heights of distal and mesial regions of simultaneously inserted implants were measured with a software program. Statistical analysis was performed to understand whether there is a significant change in new bone formation at 6th month follow-up control.
Results: A total of 18 implants were inserted in 12 patients. There was significant new bone formation at 6th month follow-up radiography at mesial and distal regions of inserted implants (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: New bone was regenerated with i-PRF carried by collagen plugs in sinus floor augmentation.